Ally Ellis – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- In all LRHS 11th grade American history classes Monday, school counselors came in to discuss post-graduation plans.

The counselors addressed different paths many high schoolers choose to pursue after graduation.

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LRHS school  counselor Brandi Clark-Hankerson addresses juniors.

The most popular LRHS choice is college. Beyond that, many students may choose career/ technical education, to work full-time, or to join the military.

Counselors also talked about standardized testing, financial aid, scholarships, standardized tests, different majors and Florida Bright Futures Scholarships.

“At the end of this discussion with guidance, I took a lot out of what they had to say. For me, I would like to attend a four-year university, but hearing all the paths I can choose from after I graduate really caught my eye on how many opportunities are out there, and that there is a path for everyone,” said junior Olivia Benson.

Although it seems like the 2018-19 school year has just began, the class of 2020 was eager to hear all the things guidance had to say, and are starting to look at graduation requirements, schools, and offered scholarships.

“What I took out of this meeting was to start touring colleges now, take both the SAT and ACT, and to research different majors,” said junior Alex Blair.

They also handed out packets containing each Florida universities’ requirements, and the competitiveness compared to each Florida school.

“The best part of my job is to send my seniors off to college, but it is also the hardest part. I believe there is a college made for everyone,” added guidance counselor Evelyn Williams.

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