Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Senior Decisions, Life Decisions

       Chadron High School has made it to the point in the year where the senior class is starting to choose their path for their future. This year's senior class has 43 that are walking onstage to get their diplomas. Out of those 43 kids, 3/4 of them are choosing to continue their education. The other fourth are either joining the workforce or joining the armed forces. Thirteen colleges have been chosen, so far, to be the future for the seniors. Among those schools are University of Nebraska, Lincoln, University of Nebraska, Kearney, Wayne State College, Chadron State College, Harvard University, Peru State College and more.
       There are many reasons why these students chose where they are going. Cody Madsen and Brayden Richardson are both going to Lincoln to study at UNL. Brayden said, "I like cities, and I wanted to go to a bigger college. I also wanted to get away from Chadron to try something new." Cody agreed with Brayden, "Lincoln offers my degree program, and I am able to experience more in a larger city." 
        Zayne Jones will be attending Kearney in the fall. He said, "I chose Kearney for their masters program for athletic training. I can modify my classes to what I want to do." 
        Alpine Hickstein is going to Chadron State College because, "It's in my hometown, has a beautiful campus and has great degree programs. They gave me great scholarships in both athletics and academics." 
         Dana Dunbar will be going into the DMACC to play softball over in Iowa. She said, "The campus is small, which I like because I will be able to interact my teachers. The softball program also had an impact on my decision. I really like the coaching staff and how successful the program has been. I will also be able to obtain a good education that will benefit me after my two years." 
         Mark Taylor is planning on enlisting in the air force because, "I want to serve the country. I want to be able to give back and provide for the country we call home."
       Overall, the 2018 senior class of CHS is ready to prepare and move on to their future. They will be left with their class quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

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