The Tough Choice: What paths will students take?

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The Tough Choice: What paths will students take?

College pennants hang in the hallways to inspire students for the future.

College pennants hang in the hallways to inspire students for the future.

College pennants hang in the hallways to inspire students for the future.

College pennants hang in the hallways to inspire students for the future.

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After four years of the “high school grind,” students last Wednesday finally showed the school — and their fellow classmates — their plans for the future on Decision Day. Homestead students are set to conquer the world in the next four years; or, at least, reach far and wide in their studies.

While many have chosen to remain in Wisconsin — attending Marquette University, MSOE and many schools in the UW system — many have committed to schools in Iowa, California, Georgia, New York, Massachusetts and even Scotland and the Netherlands, among other college destinations.

Counselor Danielle Young reflected on the day and its significance. “People anticipate Decision Day for so long, and when it finally comes there’s definitely a sense of relief and of being able to move on,” Young said.

As per tradition, students donned their college gear to showcase their decisions. While most students wore T-shirts or sweatshirts, one student complimented his shirt with a poncho from his chosen college.

After school, students met to take pictures together, commemorating their momentous decisions as they prepare for the future.

“I was excited for Decision Day because it’s a time for me to go off to create the life I’m gonna live and to make a future for myself. It’s the bridge between high school and college as we prepare to do what we’re gonna do in life,” Garrett Wilson, senior, said.

Beginning in October with some of the first application deadlines and continuing through March with college decisions, most seniors have spent the majority of their final year of high school preparing for the future. Most are glad that the stressful season has finally ended.

Emma Knutson, senior, enjoyed this opportunity. “It was great to see where everyone is going and to know that the college decisions season has finally concluded,” Knutson said.

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