Staff Pick

Seniors, you only have one semester left. How do you feel?
(What kind of progress have you made towards college)

Olivia Kinunen: I am so excited for second semester because I have so much to look forward to. Soccer season is coming up quickly, and soon after that, prom and graduation. I’m also going to have to decide where I’m going to college next year. I will either be attending Linfield or University of Portland, so this semester I’m going to focus on making my final decision.

Brandon Wieber: This semester has already gone by super fast. Just yesterday it felt like freshman year but, the time has come and you have to embrace it. I didn’t start the whole college process until about the start of November and it was stressful. I wanted to play football in college so I had ideas of where I wanted to go. I took my SAT and ACT since most colleges want your scores or will give you scholarships. Then once I got my test scores back I decided to apply to colleges that I believed I could go to or where i’d like to play football.

Jonathan Barron: Senior year has been a blast for me, no doubt the best year school year in my life. The only downside is that it’s going by faster and faster, which means college is approaching. I’ve done all I can to prepare in the passed two years – good grades, high test scores, extra curriculum, AP classes. I have to wait two months before I hear back from my top colleges I applied to, which gives me even less time to choose my path. If accepted, I could be going to a top of the line engineering college while taking out a large sum in student loans. Or, I could go instate, receive less education but be debt free. A very tricky predicament, and as the year continuously goes by both the excitement and stress build up. Regardless, I still look forward to the rest of the year. My last season of track and last semester of high school are right around the corner, and I am going to make the best of them.

Cristopher Carlson: I’m feeling pretty good. I mean my grades are good, I’ve been accepted into the school I want, and I just committed to play college football which has always been a dream of mine. Now that I made my decision about where i’m going I don’t have the constant worry about what i’m doing next year. I still have to apply for some scholarships but other than that my college process is pretty much done. My school is offering me an extra $5,000 which is huge in the long run if I come to school with college credits so i’m enrolled with UAS right now under my Oceanography class so I have to stay on top of that. The biggest part for me now is getting ready for college football because that’s going to be a whole different atmosphere compared to high school especially out in Michigan where they live for football. I started to change my diet and workout plan to what my coaches want and think would benefit me once I get to school in early August.

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