The senior class was recently given a survey to fill out pertaining to their future plans after high school. After the results came in, 16 students said they plan to work while in college, and one student said no.
For the most part, students will be living at home or living on a college campus. However, there are some students who say they plan to live in an apartment near campus.
While most students plan to stay around Missouri, there is one student who plans to head south to Mississippi State University. Senior Hannah Kruse and her parents traveled to Mississippi State University’s campus this summer, and Hannah fell in love with it. “Everyone on campus was very friendly, and I felt at home there,” quotes Hannah. While at Mississippi State, Hannah will be taking classes to further her education and pursue her dreams of becoming a veterinarian.
The class of 2015 has students branching out into all directions as they decide their career choice, while some students are still pondering over what they want to be. Students plan to major in education, nursing, business, and architecture, among other subjects. One student, Tenille Duessler, plans to go into movie production/directing. While discussing her future plans, Tenille said she would like to direct movies based off of books. “Directors who are able to direct a movie that was once a book and tell that same story line recieve a great amount of respect,” remarked Duessler. Hopefully one day we will all be able to see a Hollywood film that she directs!
On the other hand, senior Taylor Covington has still yet to decide what she wants to major in. She said, “Job wise, I am unsure of what I want to be. Possibly a physical therapist or an elementary/middle school teacher.” When asked if she could have any job, what would it be, she replied, “If I could be anything, I would be a baker and own my own bakery.” Taylor mentioned she could also see herself as a coach.
College can be scary to some people. Students graduating from New Haven are coming from a school with under 200 students and live in a small town with population of roughly 2,100 citizens. If a student was to go to the University of Missouri (Mizzou), there would be about 30,000 more students there than in their high school. Imagine taking that all in freshman year! Taking that first step out on your own can be intimidating. One tip seniors need to keep in mind as they prepare for their freshman year all over again is that they are not alone!
After reviewing the results of the survey, not making friends, financial aid, and exams terrify students the most. Some students fear they might change their career paths while in college and end up wasting money. United States statistics show about eighty percent of college students end up changing their major at least once. So, no fear seniors! Just remember--you are not alone!
To the senior class of 2015: do not give up yet because your time here is far from over! There are an abundance of awards to be won and accomplishments to be made. Embrace these last few months together because for some of you, these will be your final days with each other. As you endure these final moments together and fly away, always remember where your nest is.
-by Molly Munsinger