By: Chloe Singleton
As the seniors of the class of 2013 buckle down for their last year of high school, there are some final steps that need to be taken. This includes senior pictures, ordering caps and gowns, and applying for colleges. Graduation gets closer and closer everyday!
October 12th is an important day for seniors. First, all senior pictures are due to Mrs. Stacey on October 12th. Pictures must be turned in digitally, for example on a flash drive or CD. Remember, if you do not turn in a photo, you will not be in the year book. Also on this day there will be a meeting during advisory with Graduate Services. Graduate Services covers everything important for graduation day from cap and gowns, to the name on your diploma. Make sure you are in attendance!
Many students have already started to contemplate life after high school. One of the aspects of life after high school is college. There are many steps that need to be taken on the road to college, but first and foremost is applying. Most colleges require applications to be turned in by December 1st of 2012, and if you are planning on getting any type of scholarship, applications should be turned in by November 1st. If you’re not sure on which college you would like to attend, you should consider college fairs. On October 9th, 2012 more than 100 colleges and universities will be at Miami University Hamilton from 6:30 until 8:00 for College Fair 2012. Also, The National College Fair is set for Sunday, October 14th from 11:00 until 3:00 at the Duke Energy Center. These give students an excellent opportunity to overview colleges and discover which choice is right for them. Along with choosing the college that best fits you, and applying for colleges, students need to be sure to apply for FASFA. FASFA also helps pay for your college, which students can start applying for by January of 2013. FASFA is first come first serve, and all students interested in college need to apply. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Smith for details.
The countdown continues on each and every day. Seniors, make sure you not only make this a fun and memorable year, but the first year of the rest of your lives. The class of 2013 should be doing each and everything possible to put on the cap and gown, and walk across that stage to the next big part of your lives.