Where Are Our Seniors Going?

With early college application deadlines approaching, seniors of Helias Catholic High School are starting to really think about their potential college opportunities, with many having already decided.  I decided to interview a few Helias seniors with two general questions to see what Helias students are thinking about for their future. Here are five of their voices and opinions.

What college are you planning or wanting to get into, and why did you pick that college over all your other choices?

Blake Buthod (BB): I’m planning on going to Truman. I think it’s a great college for the price, and also, I prefer liberal arts colleges in general.
Sarah Block (SB): I think I want to go to Missouri State. It’s a good college, and when I went to visit, it was the one that I thought was right.
Logan Oppenheim (LO): Lincoln, as it’s cheap and they have a fairly good history program.
Sarah Forgey (SF): Mizzou, I really enjoyed the tour and it’s close to home.
Eryn Trudell (ET): I’m not very sure. I would like to go to Columbia College, because they have a really good art teaching program. Ideally, though, after a couple of years, I’d transfer to a college in Illinois.

Do you have an idea of what you’d like to major in, or perhaps a field you’re praticularly interested in?

BB: Computer Science, as I have a passion for technology.
SB: Psychology, it’s always been an interesting subject to me.
LO: I want to major in Physical Education with, maybe, a minor in History. I like P.E.; I’ve always found it enjoyable. Hopefully I can have Mr. Emmel for a History class at some point.
SF: I’m thinking of majoring in Graphic Design. I think it’s an interesting subject, and it involves a lot of creativity.
ET: In the future, I want to be an Art teacher. I think I’d rather major in teaching rather than in the fine arts, as I think it’d be easier.

With the increasing costs of college, the task of continuing one’s education is considered daunting to many seniors all over America.  However, it seems that the students of Helias Catholic High School have a good idea of what they wish to pursue in the future.  And in the words of Gaston Caperton, a past president of the College Board, which administers the SAT and AP tests, “That’s the value of a college education… I don’t know anywhere in the world where you can make an investment and make that kind of return.”

The Crusader Raid, Vol. 6, Num. 2
The Christmas Wrapping Paper Issue
December 2013
Bennett Rennier

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