High school goes by fast, and it’s never too soon to start preparing for college. Preparation does not only apply to seniors, but juniors as well, which is exactly what students are doing. 

“I am making sure I get my GPA up to a 4.0 by my senior year so I can apply to the schools I want to go to,” junior Jacob Ordish said. “It’s really stressful, but you have to do it.”

Preparing for college can be stressful, and having to figure out the right school for the future can be tough when there are so many options available. 

“I have no idea what I even want to be yet,” junior Emma Bookman said. “There are so many schools to choose from, and I’m just trying to keep my grades up and apply for scholarships early so when the time comes, I’ll be ready.” 

Some juniors are going even as far as creating a Common App to see what schools they would like to apply to next year. Common App is a website used to create their resumé for colleges. 

“I created my Common App already,” junior Devin Moore said. “I am thankful for football helping me, and I’m excited to see where the future takes me.” 

Students also devote their summers to volunteering for college purposes, even during these hectic times. Volunteering is considered a good asset to include on college applications. 

“All my schools require volunteer hours and I now have 70 hours,” Bookman said. “I volunteered at the Humane Society for a while over summer to collect some hours, and it helped a lot.”

Not only are 24 credits required to graduate, but two of them must be consecutive years of a foreign language in order to attend college. 

“I’m taking my third year of Spanish online,” junior Theresa Majewski said. “It’s definitely not an easy task, but it looks amazing on college applications, so it’s worth it.”

Juniors are preparing for their senior year, as well as life after high school, by trying to make thoughtful decisions on where they’d like to apply next fall and how exactly they will do so.