Gulfport HS senior organizes effort to celebrate classmates - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Gulfport HS senior organizes effort to celebrate classmates

Gulfport High School seniors celebrated their next steps at Donut Decision Day. (Photo Source: WLOX) Gulfport High School seniors celebrated their next steps at Donut Decision Day. (Photo Source: WLOX)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Students showed support for their classmates in Gulfport Thursday morning. The idea was to give recognition to students who are planning to begin their journey after high school either into higher education or the military.

It's called a Donut Decision Day. It was all organized by senior, Allie Estorge. She got the idea last summer and thought it would be good to bring it here to Gulfport. It gives the seniors a chance to congratulate one another on their future paths.

"I wanted to bring that to this school because we need that here. We have someone going to Yale, we have someone going to the Arts Institute of Seattle, we have someone going to AMDA, we have someone going to Midland Nebraska University," said Estorge.

The administration says it was so well organized that it could become an annual tradition.

"We always want to recognize our seniors and what they've done. This gives us an opportunity to recognize not only their achievements but where they're going on the next step in that journey," said Principal Mike Lindsey.

More than 40 organizations, including schools and military branches, were represented at the event.

Copyright 2018 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Overturned 18-wheeler accident on I-10 stops traffic into Hancock County

    Overturned 18-wheeler accident on I-10 stops traffic into Hancock County

    Friday, July 20 2018 8:02 PM EDT2018-07-21 00:02:00 GMT

    An accident on I-10 going towards Slidell has traffic backed up all the way into Hancock County. Witnesses tell us the accident involved an 18-wheeler and a small white car, and motorists have been stuck since 5 pm, for nearly two hours. The accident happened near the Louisiana state line near mile marker 271, according to witnesses. All westbound lanes have been blocked. Motorists should avoid the area for a couple of hours until troopers are able to clear the scene. Copyright 201...

    More >>

    An accident on I-10 going towards Slidell has traffic backed up all the way into Hancock County. Witnesses tell us the accident involved an 18-wheeler and a small white car, and motorists have been stuck since 5 pm, for nearly two hours. The accident happened near the Louisiana state line near mile marker 271, according to witnesses. All westbound lanes have been blocked. Motorists should avoid the area for a couple of hours until troopers are able to clear the scene. Copyright 201...

    More >>
  • Arrest warrants signed for two suspects in MLK park shooting in Bay St. Louis

    Arrest warrants signed for two suspects in MLK park shooting in Bay St. Louis

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-07-20 23:34:04 GMT
    Crawford is pictured on the left. Simmons is pictured on the right. (Photo source: Bay St. Louis PD)Crawford is pictured on the left. Simmons is pictured on the right. (Photo source: Bay St. Louis PD)

    Bay St. Louis police issued an arrest warrant for Armon Joseph Crawford, 18, of Gulfport, and Xavier Lamar Simmons, 19, of D’Iberville. Both males are wanted in connection with the shooting that happened at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on June 6. 

    More >>

    Bay St. Louis police issued an arrest warrant for Armon Joseph Crawford, 18, of Gulfport, and Xavier Lamar Simmons, 19, of D’Iberville. Both males are wanted in connection with the shooting that happened at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on June 6. 

    More >>
  • Reward offered after pregnant dolphin found shot to death

    Reward offered after pregnant dolphin found shot to death

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:24:28 GMT
    A pregnant dolphin was found shot to death in Waveland. Now, authorities are trying to find out who did it. (Source: IMMS)A pregnant dolphin was found shot to death in Waveland. Now, authorities are trying to find out who did it. (Source: IMMS)

    More than $6,000 in reward money is being offered after a pregnant dolphin was found shot to death earlier this year in South Mississippi.

    More >>

    More than $6,000 in reward money is being offered after a pregnant dolphin was found shot to death earlier this year in South Mississippi.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly