WEST ORANGE, NJ - The soon-to-be-college students of the Class of 2023 celebrated the next big step in their lives during National College Decision Day, where students across the country wear the colors of the new schools.

Students will be attending Ivy League schools, universities and colleges from New York to Texas. Several students are heading to West Point and others to top schools on academic scholarships. Smiles on the seniors' faces said it all as they happily posed for photos as the countdown to graduation begins. 

Photos by Cynthia Cumming, Pete Ficuciello and Andrew Guglielmo.