College Looms for Class of 2015


At the time that this article is being written, the Class of 2015 will be gone from Basehor-Linwood High School in exactly 121 days, 2 hours, 58 minutes and 45 seconds.

(Can you tell that I’m a senior?)

Before then, the seniors will have to plan for their future; whether it is a college or tech school, the working world, or being the center of a family, everybody needs a plan. This plan, although a very big decision, can be changed as you grow.

When asked about how she was preparing, Brianne Kennedy said “I applied in July, got accepted, I’ve filled out my housing and dining forms/preferences, and applied for a few scholarships. I could definitely apply for more scholarships though.”

Senior Caleb Clark said, “I want to be an assassin on the side, help pay for school.”

On the other hand, students like Alex Elliott have been preparing for awhile. The future that he has planned for himself involves his girlfriend and getting “in with a business doing engineering, or a construction company.” He said, “Eventually I plan on going into the mission field.”

If a student is asked what she is going to do next year, there is an equal chance that she will say, “I’m going to _______,” or “I have absolutely no idea.” Likewise, Katie Hickman feels that she does and doesn’t know what life has in plan for her. “I tell them I’m going to college at Fort Hays State and trying to figure out what I want to do for the rest of my life,” she said.

I can almost guarantee that their parents and even teachers had no idea what they wanted to do when they were 17 and 18 years old. And it’s okay to not know. The important thing is, in the end, to figure out and do what you want to do with your life, even if it is being an assassin.