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Wearing their chosen college colors and sporting college pennants, graduating seniors recently celebrated National College Decision Day at Malibu High School. Submitted photos
Scott Steepleton, Editor
2:55 pm PDT May 4, 2021

Normalcy was on display for Malibu High School students over the weekend with the return of National College Decision Day to May 1.

For the uninitiated, this is the day when most colleges expect incoming students to submit their enrollment deposit.

Because of COVID-19, decision day was pushed back a month in 2020. But it’s back to normal this year.

“This is a special day for our students, as they have worked very hard to get to decision day,” said Linh Snyder, college and career counselor at the high school.

“With college apps, essays, testing, keeping up with senior coursework, this year has been especially challenging, but they are resilient and have gotten into some amazing colleges,” Snyder added.

Malibu High’s senior class this year is 147 strong.

In the past, about 70 percent of MHS graduating seniors went directly to a four-year college.

“That might look different this year, as some are choosing to stay local and start at the community college, most at Santa Monica College,” said Snyder.

This year’s graduation ceremony on June 10 will be for students, staff and direct household members.

MHS Principal Patrick Miller said the program will include student speakers and student performances.

This year's graduating class is the 26th in Malibu High's history.