Looking Forward to Great Grades and Good Times

By Alyece Johnson

There are plenty of things I’m hoping to get out of this school year. I’m excited about senior year! When I looked at all the past seniors they looked like they’ve had so much fun and I want to experience all of that, too. That mini feeling of being the “Top of the School.” I’m scared because I know it’s my final year and I want to do extremely well but also enjoy myself. I want to accomplish having great grades in my regular classes and in the college classes I’m taking.

Life after graduation
I want to stay in Minnesota for college, but then again I want to leave the state and see other things. I really would enjoy going to college in Miami, FL (Barry University) or Atlanta, GA (Clark Atlanta University). I can’t decide what I want to major in; the three I have picked out are; Dental Hygienist, Political Science (Law), and Computer Sciences. My goals are to visit those two colleges and other surrounding colleges nearby just so I can check them out and open my options.

I think my main struggle with this college selection is talking to my parents about it because even though they’re open-minded they’re really only concerned with the financial part. They listen to my opinions and ideas about how I want to go out of state, but they both like the idea of me staying in Minnesota and getting a two-year degree at a community college.

Changing my mind
At first I was open to that suggestion and it didn’t sound too bad but the more I thought about it, the more I changed my mind. I’ve changed my mind so many times about what I want to do after high school. Now I’ve narrowed it down that I want to join the Navy or/and go to a college down South (or in that area anyway).

My mom is skeptical about the going to college down South as I wouldn’t be allowed in-state tuition and she wants me to go to an affordable college; which I definitely understand, it’s just I want to go to a college that interests me and offers at least one of the majors I want. My mom and I still have to discuss everything, and I plan on showing her the colleges I have researched and explaining to her why I picked them. I hope to be able to find scholarships. I also plan on filling out FAFSA and getting any types of financial aid that I can. I really am excited for my senior year!

I will consider my senior year a success if I can pass all my classes, with no failures, still manage to have fun and experience all the high school experiences I can and figure out what I want to do after high school.

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Alyece Johnson

Alyece Johnson

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