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What college means to NMHS seniors

Jhari Rogers, Staff Writer

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Students are deciding whether they’re going 25 miles away or 2,500 miles away to jump start their lives. College is a getaway for many students leaving their parents and their hometown to adventure the world. College is also a sign of relief for many students who are leaving their problems behind, and starting their own lives.

Many people believe running away to college allows them to leave their problems at home. Students fail to realize their past tends to catch up with them, sooner or later.

Haley McAveney (’17) says, “I hope that, because I plan on working through college to pay for school, I will learn to become better at time management. I also hope that by applying to the honors college I will continue to challenge myself.”

Natalie Benoit (’17) believes that when it comes to whether or not college can make or break you, she said, “I think it really depends on the person. College is a time where students really find themselves and experience a lot of new transitions. If a person has the determination to go to class, do their work and stay focused, college can prepare that person for life they’ll face afterwards. But if they give up and allow themselves to get distracted, that person will likely end up doubting themselves and in a lot of debt.”

Senior Yoel Figuereo Jr believes that “College does not make or break who you are but it puts you in a good position for the rest of your life. If you graduate with good grades and good connections, you’ll be able to get a job easier than without an education. College does shape your future and shapes you as an individual, too, because you can find out what you do and don’t want to do in your life and find out how you learn and what you want to do and how you work with others in life.”

Henry Sternberg (’17)  believes that college shapes your future “to some extent. It shapes who you surround yourself with and where you can end up working. I’m really looking forward to it. Now I just have to make sure I do well on my AP test.”

For many students, college is a wonderful experience after leaving high school. To my fellow classmates, good luck in the future and down the road!

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