With the end of the academic year quickly approaching, seniors at Elkin High are getting ready to say their “goodbyes” and say “hello” to their new journey in life. For some, this means that they will discover their career through different means of employment, and for others, they will be furthering their education through college.
Most EHS seniors apply to several colleges so a range of opportunities are available. Senior Blake Frye explained that he applied to seven different schools and began during the third week of school last September. Beginning early and applying to more than one school is definitely a way to reduce the stress of waiting for an admission reply. However, most seniors admit to having a “dream school” in mind.
As Frye commented, “My dream college would be one that accepts me and gives me a full ride, but realistically Wingate or Western.”
After being accepted, students will not be finished with difficult decisions as they still have to choose a major field of study. Students often have a hard time choosing their majors because there are so many options.
Frye also has had a tough time narrowing down his options. “I’m still quite indecisive about what I want to major in. I’m still between culinary arts, business management, maybe accounting, or general physical education.”
Frye also offered some advice for those choosing colleges to attend. “Apply as soon as possible, get your FAFSA [Federal Application for Financial Student Aid] filled out and completed as soon as possible as well and don’t procrastinate.”
Whatever the school or major chosen, getting started early seems to be the key to success.
Jadon Sweatt, Avery Sheets, Belle Reynolds, and Katie Campbell are Elkin High School English students.