What seniors are actually doing following graduation

Claire Lamay, Staff writer

   With May 29th  approaching rapidly, seniors are growing more and more eager to graduate. 

   Graduating is the one thing everyone waits for throughout their years of education. Afterwards, students gain a new sense of freedom and a real break for the first time in almost 13 years.

   There is an array of options for those students in this graduating class. Some may choose to jump straight into a job, take some time off before heading back to continue their education, or even head off to college at the end of the summer. 

   For the most part, many students at Lakeview have already mapped out their plans for this upcoming summer and fall season. 

    Kristen Rogers, ‘20, is taking a trip to Europe to visit London during summer break. 

   “My older sister surprised me with a trip to London over the summer. It has always been a dream of ours to travel together, and we both couldn’t be more excited.” 

   Rogers says that after she returns, she plans to enjoy some time with her friends before heading back to MCC in the fall, where she is majoring in psychology.

   Marcus Jurban, ‘20, is looking forward to this time to find what his passion truly is. 

   “It’s a great opportunity to figure out what you actually want to do with your life and what the next step is.” 

   Claudia Candela, ‘20 is taking a different approach to her summer. 

   “I plan on taking a year off before going to college. During this time, I plan on getting a job and saving up some money.”

    Candela feels that it is important to be involved in the workforce at a young age. 

   “Having a job helps me to take on more responsibilities and learn to manage my time more efficiently.”

    The summer after graduation is a very important period of time for young adults. This time allows students to get a sense of adulthood, while preparing to jump into higher education or their career.