Graduation - A Magnificent Accomplishment
Graduation from high school is exciting, it is a magnificent accomplishment, but it can also be a bit terrifying. Terrifying you say, how is that possible? I’ve looked forward to this moment for years; to finally be out on my own, making my own choices, running my own show.
That’s the terrifying part, the time has come. You’re going to be deciding about what to do next. You have lots of options.
Certainly, college as an option has come up, but college isn’t for everyone right? Wrong. College is education past high school and includes various kinds of certificates, apprentice programs, technical training, an associate, or bachelor’s degree. College is for everyone if that is what you want. If money is an issue, there are federal grants, state scholarships and special programs for certain skilled areas. Check out Arkansas Workforce Challenge Scholarship and other ideas at https://www.arkansasnext.com/
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If more school is not what you are looking for, the military is a good option that trains you and gives you money for more education later. Entering the work force immediately works for people who just aren’t sure right now.
Whatever you choose, there are some things that you will not miss about high school.
- All the drama…enough said.
- Trying to fit in. Be yourself and have fun.
- Cliques aren’t a thing anymore. You pick who you hang out with.
- You never have to see your classmates again. Unless you want to😊
You don’t have to have the rest of your life planned out right now, but you do need a place to start. Pick one and get started. Good Luck!!!
- LaShundra Robinson