Senior plans expand beyond Michigan

Lily Freese, Editor

Choosing the right college may just be one of the most stressful decisions of a teen’s senior year, and it can be even more difficult when someone decides that they want to go to a school that is states away.

Some students relayed different motivations and opinions on deciding to leave Michigan.

Senior Cody Whaley will be attending The New School: Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts in New York City.

“This college was actually a blessing, though, because it has all of the things I want to study in one place… I’m excited to go back to New York… it just feels like the place I need to be at the moment,” said Whaley.

Senior Stephanie Britton will be attending San Diego Mesa Community College in San Diego, California.

“I think it will be a little tricky to figure everything out in California. However, the learning experience will be really helpful. I also think new friends with different backgrounds completely different from the people here in Monroe will help mold my personality and future,” said Britton.

Senior Avery Morales will be attending Horry Georgetown in Conway, South Carolina.

“I’ve always wanted to go out of state for college and, since I’m going to South Carolina, I’ll have family there which makes me feel better about leaving,” said Morales.

Senior Lance Theisen will be attending Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.

“I have not visited yet but plan on it very soon, but I like that the school is small, tight-knit community of amazing people,” said Theisen.

Senior Joe Schnorberger will be attending University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

“I’ve had a house in Florida since I’ve been about 5, so I saw Florida stuff everywhere. It was about the time of Tim Tebow playing, so I just hopped on the bandwagon at the time,” said Schnorberger.

Senior Alexia Hensley will be attending Arizona State in Tempe, Arizona.

“I hope moving far away will also move me from distractions that Monroe carries, so that I can be successful,” said Hensley.

Senior Luke Anteau will be attending Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

“I think it’ll be a lot of fun to be surrounded by other like-minded people who are passionate about what they’re learning and from what I’ve heard from my sister who attended as well, it’s a very close-knit community on campus since it’s a fairly small school,” said Anteau.