High school seniors celebrate their commitment to higher education

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Norfolk, Va. - Over a thousand students in Hampton Roads gathered at Old Dominion University on Tuesday to celebrate their commitment to go to college.

It's all a part of First Lady Michelle Obama's nationwide initiative Reach Higher, which promotes the importance of education.

This is one of hundreds of similar events taking place across the country.

Students are using the hashtag #CollegeIMN to share their excitement about this important step.