High school graduation is a couple of weeks away, and seniors across the city are finalizing plans for what they’ll do after high school.
Some have decided to stay close by, while others have chosen to venture out of state.
QCity Metro spoke with a few high school seniors about their plans. Here’s where they’re headed:
Answers have been edited for brevity and clarity.
Name / High School: Logan Henderson / Hopewell High School
What college will you be attending and why?: I will be attending Kent State University on a full athletic scholarship for volleyball. The coach was so welcoming and made me feel at home. The program is at a pivotal point where I feel like my efforts will contribute to the team. The campus and student life was great, and I felt I could see myself there for all four years.
What will you be majoring in?: I’ll be majoring in Biology with aspirations to become a Pharmacist
What do you look forward to the most? I look forward to new experiences in a new state, traveling with my volleyball team and enjoying the pathway to my dream career.
Name / High School: Deborah Cathcart / Hickory Ridge High School
What college will you be attending and why?: I will be attending Fayetteville State University. I chose FSU, because I wanted to go to a school that aligned with my life goals and surrounded myself with people that would help me become a better person.
I took a tour there, and I loved the campus. It wasn’t too big, but it wasn’t too small either. It’s very family-oriented, and I love the “at home” feeling, even if it is three hours away.
What will you be majoring in?: I will be majoring in criminal justice. I want to become a U.S. marshal or firefighter.
What do you look forward to the most?: I look forward to the opportunity to meet new people. I’m definitely excited about stepping out into a new setting and environment.
Name / High School – Darren Green – Hickory Ridge High School
What college will you be attending and why?: I will be attending North Carolina Central University. NCCU has a great school of business, which is my major, and I’ve always felt at “home” there. Everyone there has been very supportive and welcoming. It’s also my mom’s and grandparents’ alma mater, so I’ll be a third generation Eagle.
What will you be majoring in?: My major will be business administration with a focus on entrepreneurship. I’m still deciding what I eventually want to do, but I know a business degree can help me in all fields.
What do you look forward to the most?: I’m most looking forward to enjoying the HBCU experience and figuring out what I really want to do in life.
Name / High School: Kaliyah Marie Doster/ Mallard Creek High School
What college will you be attending and why? I will be attending North Carolina Central University. I chose NCCU because the cheer team caught my eye. I have been cheering for 12 years, and it has been a passion of mine, so I want to go there to pursue my dream.
What will you be majoring in? I want to major in surgical nursing. I’ve always been a girl with a big heart. I’ve always wanted to help people, and I’ve always had a caring spirit. I knew the medical field was something that I was really interested in and NCCU has a good nursing program.
What do you look forward to? I look forward to the new experiences I will have, building bonds and growing to learn myself and become a better me.
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