Options After Graduation


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Kaylin Rock, Staff Reporter

Seniors are graduating very soon and as the end of the school year comes closer, they have to make some sort of choice. There are so many options from which to choose. The most common options are going to college, entering the workforce, and taking a gap year. 

In the 2022 school year,  just over 20 million students enrolled in college right after graduation, (educationdata.org), most of which were public institutions. Fifty-five percent of students don’t plan on going to college after school, (bestcolleges.com). And around 60,000 students take a gap year, according to US News.

Several seniors at Gateway have expressed interest in these options.

Sara Bean wants to take a few college classes and work full-time at her current job, which is at Chick-fil-A.

Angel Becker has known for a while that she wants to become a flight attendant and travel the world after high school.

Finally, Matt Gould plans to take a gap year to work, then he wants to go to Carroll Community College to study the criminal justice system and work as a natural resource officer. 

As the year comes to an end, I wish everyone good luck with their futures, whether it be attending college, working, taking a gap year, or whatever else may be planned.

Congratulations on making it through your school careers.

Gateway’s graduation will be on May 31, 2023 at Carroll Community College.