With fewer than one hundred and fifty days left of high school, the seniors are looking towards their futures and getting prepared to go out into the real world. The class of 2019 currently has fifty-one students and has received many awards in academics and extracurricular activities. The seniors always say they are anxious to graduate, but at the same time, they truly aren’t ready to depart from what they call home.
Twelve seniors have shared their future plans after graduating high school. Most of the students are planning to attend a university or college right after high school. Some students are thinking about taking a gap year, which is a break between secondary school and higher education. Very few seniors are going into specific schooling to specialize in their career training.
Makenzie Munsinger plans to attend East Central College (ECC) to major in Sociology. Julia Unnerstall also mentions that she plans on going to ECC, but she is still deciding on what she wants to major in.
Callie Weatherly says, “I might go to ECC the first year, but I will be attending SEMO to get some sort of history major. As of now, I am caught in between two different majors: Historical Preservation and History Education. I will either do one or the other, or I might do a double major with both.”
Elsie McNabb and Mikayla Maloney plan to proceed with their future plans at Missouri State University. Elsie wants to double major in Graphic and Interior Design. Mikayla plans to major in Veterinary Technology.
These seniors are attending different universities that others did not mention above. Martin Lewis is planning on going to the University of Arkansas, though he is undecided on what he wants to major in. Audrey Ford is attending the University of Columbia, majoring in Biochemistry. Seth Tolar mentioned that he would like to go to the University of Knoxville in Tennessee, majoring in Computer Science. Alex Trentmann intends to go to Missouri Western to major in Business. Desiree Strehlau states that she is hopefully attending Truman next fall to major in Pre-Vet to become a wildlife veterinarian.
One of the twelve seniors, Cody Groner, is not going to any specific college or university, but rather an engineering school. Cody mentions he is attending Operating Engineers Apprenticeship School in Silex.
Kamryn Poe states, “I am not sure what college [I want to attend] yet. I have applied to several [colleges] already and it is still early in the year. I plan to double major in Psychology and Secondary Education.”
The class of 2019 has a variety of different future plans and goals. The seniors are excited to start their lives outside of high school and begin their journey to adulthood.