“I’m excited [to graduate]. I am needed of a new change. Thirteen years of doing the same routine got a bit old. I’m excited for something new and fresh,” said Senior Julia Hogan.
About 400 students will be graduating from Buffalo High School on June 7th, 2013. Many Seniors have mixed emotions about heading off to college. On average 68% of Americans who graduate from high school go to college the following school year.
“I have been scared [about college] up until this point in life because I have lived a the same life, but, I’m excited to grow up and meet new people,” said Senior Mandi Davidson.
Leaving for college is a big step, it’s closing one chapter and opening the next in your life’s story. Most are worried about leaving home when they are only 18 years old. College means making your own decisions, forming your future, and learning how to live on your own.
“I’m nervous but more excited to be independent,” said Senior Chandler Engle.
Decisions are the key learning experience in college. Either you regret them or you’re thankful for them in the future.
“I’m going to miss them [family]. I will only be five hours away from my family. It’s for the best,” said Hogan.