Plans for college pose crucial decision

Students can’t go under it, students can’t go around it, and students can’t go over it, so they might as well answer it, “where do you want to go to college?”

It’s a question most seniors can’t avoid. Possibly younger students have even had the question posed to them.

“I’m mostly asked by adults and it’s kind of a frequently asked question. Especially when I see adults or family that I haven’t seen in a long time,” Paige Livingston ‘18 said.

The future is something students are told to have a plan for because the future is impossible to run away from or avoid. College is typically where most students seem to go after graduating.

Some students do have a plan and know exactly where they’re headed. As a junior, students take the School to Career class, STC, which can help students decide on what to plan for after graduation, by doing a job shadow of a job they have in mind, doing a job interview, and scoping out colleges they might want to attend.

“Doing a job shadow helped a lot. It was really fun…I want to be a high school math teacher because math comes easy for me and I just like helping others,” Lindsay Lee ‘16 said.

Some need job shadows to help figuring out if what they want to do is the right fit. Other students may have known what they’ve wanted to be since they were little.

I love everything to do with hair and make-up and I feel like that’s just what I was meant to do when I was little,” Amanda Harroun ‘16 said.

Even though it’s only the second quarter of the school year, students say they’re ready to go out and start the next step–college.

“I think it’ll be new, different experience. I’m a little nervous….I think I’m ready to go out and start the next chapter,” Nick Christiansen ‘16 said.

Even with the nervousness of leaving and beginning a new journey after high school, seniors leave with some advice for the people who may be nervous or worried about their journey to college and later on.

“Take your time you don’t have to rush into decisions, so have fun,” Christiansen said.