What is Four Rivers? For those who don’t know, Four Rivers is the career center in Washington, Missouri. There are several different classes that you can take at Four Rivers. Some of these classes are Information Technology, Machine Tool, Automotive Repair, and many more.
Many others and I go to Four Rivers. I sent out a survey to the students that are from New Haven to get their thoughts about Four Rivers.
According to Brandon Young, a junior who is enrolled in Auto Tech, he likes everything about going to Four Rivers. He is hoping to get better at fixing things while going to Auto Tech.
Cody Groner is a senior that attends Building Trades. When I asked Cody what his favorite part of Four Rivers was, his answer was, “Being able to work hands-on in a field that I’m going to be going into.” According to Cody, he wanted to attend Four Rivers because he gets to meet good people as well as working hands-on. Cody hopes that he can get an advantage in the trade that he wants to go into.
Sierra Elliott, senior, attends Graphic Communications. When I asked Sierra what her favorite part of going to Four Rivers was, her answer was, “Being treated like an adult.” Serria is hoping to get skills that she doesn't get in normal high school classes. Sierra wanted to attend Four Rivers because she gets to do hands-on work and it gave her a break from sitting in a desk for the day.
I also took the survey as well. I am a junior at New Haven High School and I take Information Technology. My favorite part of going to Info Tech is that I get to learn about fixing computers, as well as making new friends. I wanted to go to Four Rivers because I wanted to be able to work hands-on with computers. I hope that I will get to continue to learn and fix computers.
These are only a few opinions on Four Rivers. You could talk to someone else and they would have a different view on Four Rivers. They would like it for different reasons, like being able to leave our normal schools for half a day. Others could like going to Four Rivers because they wanted to meet new people while learning about a trade.
If you’re interested in attending Four Rivers next year, talk to Mr. Peirick or ask current students about their experiences.