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Celebrate College Bound Teens with Michelle Obama & An Insomnia Cookie Giveaway #CollegeSigningDay

Celebrate College Bound Teens with Michelle Obama & An Insomnia Cookie Giveaway #CollegeSigningDay

College Signing Day is upon us, which means high school seniors all decked out in their college shirts can proudly strut their stuff and announce to their loved ones which school they have chosen to further their education. College Signing Day is a way to celebrate teens who have chosen a college path (whether that be a 4 year college, community college, or some type of career training program) and inspire peers who need a boost of encouragement.

Are you celebrating someone who is going, went, or will go to college (possibly, even yourself)? Show your college pride - and win a gift box of Insomnia Cookies, which are a favorite in dorm rooms across America!

With the help of, communities across the country are hosting pep rally-like events to honor their students on College Signing Day. Though high school seniors officially make their colleges choices on May 1st, BetterMakeRoom encourages schools and communities to find time to host an event any time between now and early June, where teens are encouraged to wear t-shirts from the college they have chosen to attend.

College Signing Day also welcomes back former First Lady Michelle Obama to a star-studded College Signing Day event on May 5th, where over 1,000 events will be held across the U.S. InStyle reports about MTV’s recent announcement that it will host and live-stream an event which will feature Michelle along with Neil Patrick Harris, Quest Love, Billy Eichner, Andy Cohen, Michael B. Jordan, Nick Cannon, former congresswoman Gabby Giffords and more. Also (and more importantly) in attendance will be more than 200 New York City high school students.

As she gears up for her College Signing Day, Michelle Obama had this to say: “One of the greatest honors of my life was serving as your first lady, and one of my greatest joys is hearing the stories of young people like you pursuing your dreams through education. I love hearing about how you’ve challenged yourself, how you’ve overcome obstacles. You are working to create a life that you can be proud of and I want you to know that I’m rooting for you every step of the way. Trust me, you’ve got this.”


If your community is not hosting an event or you just really like showing off your college pride, you can also take part in College Signing Day by snapping a selfie of yourself wearing college gear and use the hashtag #CollegeSigningDay on May 5th.


Which current, past or future college student are you celebrating? What school did she/he attend? Tell us below and you'll be entered to win a gift box from Insomnia Cookies!


There are two ways to enter:


Simply comment below and tell us about a student you are proud of - and what school they attended, or will attend.




Tweet about the giveaway!


Click here to Tweet: "Entered to win Insomnia Cookies to celebrate #CollegeSigningDay, thx to @SheSpeaksUp!"



*One lucky commenter or Tweeter will be chosen at random to receive the Insomnia Cookies 12 Cookie Gift Box. Giveaway is open through May 21st, 2017 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.


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  • herbalkate By herbalkate

    I have two college grads that I'm incredibly proud of. My niece, Amy, who graduated with her Bachelor of Nursing degree while working full-time and raising two children. My younger niece, Jessica, who earned a Masters degree in Social Work, after losing her older sister in a car accident while she was in high school. Both are strong, brave ladies and hard workers.

  • ngdemo1 By ngdemo1

    I am so proud of both of my children...recent college graduates and have their "big people" jobs! My son is in the process of getting his CPA and my daughter has her masters degree. I'm one proud momma! They both attended Saginaw Valley State University and are proud alumni!

  • judifer By judifer

    I'm proud of my current college students (I'm an advisor) who are going to medical school, including Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine!

  • Jujubee777 By Jujubee777

    my sister! she attended Brandeis and did so well there

  • maryki_12 By maryki_12

    I am the college graduate that I am proud of. I graduated with honors and worked full time. The college I attended was Northwood Univetsity.

  • ghpc70 By ghpc70

    My son in elementary school now. Hopes to attend Indiana University one day!

  • prothumia By prothumia

    My nephew decided to go to James Madison in Virginia! Hooray! He's a great kid who earned a 4-year scholarship which will lighten the burden for paying the tuition of his three younger sisters.

  • carolay By carolay

    Ashley Young JCTC

  • LoraineyE By LoraineyE

    I'm proud of my brother for going to college to be an accountant. He has an internship with a firm and is smarter than I am!

  • 216amyc By 216amyc

    No children but my beautiful step daughter will be attending Cleveland community college in the fall.

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