Never Too Early For H.S. Students To Be Thinking About College

When you get into high school, is it ever too early to be thinking about college? Administrators at Plattsmouth High School don't think so. Students there are preparing for life after high school.

“Right now, I'm just looking for colleges that have speech pathology programs because that's what I want to do,” says junior Erin Petry.

More than 50 schools from a seven-state region set up shop in the high school gym Friday, giving students, including freshmen, the chance to explore their options.

“We really, strongly encourage our freshmen, sophomores to start looking by themselves,” says Plattsmouth High guidance counselor Jim Knierim. “W\hat do they want to do for a career? What college or university has that career available for me? Would I fit at that school? The sooner you start, the more you know by the time you make that decision when you're a senior."

Gage Orton and Jacob Hoskins are both freshman. "It seems like it's a long way away and you don't really need to be looking at it right now,” says Orton.

"I feel like it's going to go by pretty quick and before we know it we're going to be in college or trying to find colleges,” says Hoskins. “I would like to be a neurosurgeon.”

The college fair included tech schools and military recruiters as well as two and four-year colleges and universities.


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