Have you wondered what our 2013 graduates are up to these days and what some of them have planned?
The subject of life after high school is one about which many articles and books have been written by a wide variety of individuals and organizations. It is a vast and often complex topic covering everything from financial literacy and career preparedness to procuring insurance and starting a family.
The Colchester High School 2013 graduates—all 184 of them—have diverse interests and plans for their futures. From surveys they completed, we know that their plans currently include military service (a significantly higher percentage than usual, in fact), technical school, direct entry into the work force, and pursuing college degrees. Among those graduates pursuing college degrees, their focus of study will include such disciplines as athletic training and physical therapy, business, information technology, education, science and engineering, liberal arts, musical theater, and nursing to name a few. This year’s graduates are attending fifty-seven different local and distant schools—the University of Vermont, Champlain College, Castleton State College, Vermont Technical College, St. Michael’s College, SUNY Plattsburgh, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Shenandoah University, Clarkson University, Cornell University, Drexel University, George Washington University, Hofstra University, Northeastern University, Pomona College, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Rhode Island, University of Connecticut, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Tufts University, Villanova University, and more.
Two graduates even embarked on a cross-country humanitarian project this summer! Graduates DJ Tuttle and Sean Casey launched their initiative, Helping Hand Adventure 2013, earlier this year (to view their interview with WCAX, please click here). Their objective was to volunteer all across the country and to create a documentary about the experience upon their return home. (Click here to follow them on Facebook.)
Congratulations again, class of 2013, and good luck out there!
Your schools and your town are working hard to engage our community. Please encourage your friends and family to subscribe to The Spotlight. When we’re all informed, we make a stronger community!