Seniors Preparing for College

As the school year is coming to a close, seniors have mixed emotions about the next chapter of their lives. Heading off to college and preparing for the next four years is a big step in a student’s life.

Senior Jessica Cashwell will be attending Meredith College in the fall. She is already buying supplies for her dorm room and school work. She is also saving up money to pay for her housing and meal plan. Looking for scholarships is the most challenging thing for Jessica, because it can take up so much time that it is stressful to find time to fill them all out.

“I’m looking forward to meeting new people, making new friends, and having new experiences,” Cashwell said.

Excited to be attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the fall, senior Montia Rhodes is preparing early. She is getting an idea about the workload she will have at UNC Charlotte by taking summer classes at Johnston Community College, as well as looking for a job in the healthcare field so she can gain work experience.

“I think the most challenging thing about preparing for college is the financial aspect of it,” Rhodes said.

North Carolina State University has not always been senior Paige Wilcox’s first choice, but it was always in the top three. She is going to have a future in agriculture, so that made it her obvious choice in schools.

“I’m really excited to learn about agriculture at a collegiate level and reconnect with FFA friends who are doing the same major,” Wilcox said. “I’m nervous about making new friends and time management.”

Senior Reginald Hicks is excited to be attending East Carolina University soon. He is signing up for scholarships, earning money, and clearing some of his contacts to make room for new friends he will meet in college. The most challenging thing for Hicks about preparing for college is sending in the paperwork.

“I’m excited for all the experiences and memories of college,” Hicks said. “Anything can happen.”

Attending the University of North Carolina Charlotte in the fall semester, senior Nick Fraire is very excited. He also feels nervous since he will be the first in his family to go.

“For me, the most challenging thing about preparing for college is deciding what I want to study,” Fraire said.