Opinion: Navigating the final months of high school


Kelly Colanto

Fossil Ridge High School’s College and Career Center provides information for important upcoming dates.

Kelly Colanto, Head Copy Editor

As a senior, it was really hard for me to decide what I wanted to do after my time at Fossil Ridge High School. Alongside the rest of the class of 2022, this seems to be a long-standing issue that many teenagers face.

Personally, only being seventeen, having to put my future into my negligent hands is not necessarily such an effortless thing to go about. Since my freshman year, I was always told I had plenty of time to determine what my life past high school would look like. Then, suddenly, it was already time to start submitting college applications.

Unlike me, some other seniors have known what they wanted to do and where they wanted to go; this has never been my case. There are many options for post-secondary education, such as taking a gap year, going into the military, entering the workforce, deciding between junior college and a university, or even studying abroad. I was raised with the foundation that college is the way to go, but I certainly do not think this is the path made for everyone.

The College and Career Center is located in the western portion of the commons and is always available to curious students of all grade levels.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, public universities are the most popular way to go, but that in no way concludes that everyone should do that. Using your own opinions to formulate your plan is a powerful thing to do.

Navigating such a complicated time in a young person’s life is quite a challenge, but using the resources available can help students grasp perspective on their upcoming aspirations.

Fossil’s College and Career Center is always open for questioning students to pay a visit. There are many dates posted there to further the understanding of post-secondary education.

Class of 2022, keep your eyes peeled for important information dealing with graduation while you finish up your high school career.