Come June, our senior class of 2013 will be saying goodbye to each other. Many students have known each other since middle school.
A lot of seniors have been receiving admission letters from colleges that they applied to, and a few others have enlisted in the military. Just to be safe, most students applied to multiple colleges, and in turn they received multiple admits. William Chin, a Senior at Kipp King Collegiate, was accepted to CSU Long Beach. “It’s not my top choice, but I’m keeping an open mind,” William says. A decade from now, the possibilities are endless on where we will be.
Current seniors have mixed feelings about life beyond HS. Miguel Ramirez, a senior at KKC, is more than ready to leave high school. “I’m all ready to get out of here,” said Ramirez. “I got accepted by Chico, Stanislaus, and I’m waiting for St. Mary’s.” Members of the class of 2012 still keep in close communication with each other and with the school, visiting occasionally. It is not uncommon to scroll through Facebook to see KKC alumni posting about the joys of college, but many of them will also tell you that they miss high school.
For four years, high school students are part of a community in which there is a daily routine, when students are cared for by parents. During the start of college, students often get homesick if studying far from home, and feel overwhelmed with the lifestyle change. However, transitions are a part of life.
Students, remember to enjoy the time that you have at high school and make the most of it, because you will probably miss this down the road.