Prep seniors honing in on college choices


September 29, 2014

As the class of 2015 inches its way to graduation, it’s important to at least have some sort of idea for the future. Most of the seniors have a pretty good understanding of what they would like to do, such as engineering, athletic training, or somewhere in the realms of business. Over the past week, some students were asked about where they would like to attend college, what field they would like to major in, and the reason for their choices.

SeanReedSean Reed
College choices: Pitt, Penn State
Major: physical therapy
Why those colleges: Big schools, in state, family legacy
Why that major: helps others, hands on experience

Charlie DeSantis
College choices: University of Florida, Florida State
Major: biology
Why those colleges: family, team supporter
Why that major : wants to be a physician’s assistant

JoshGiontiJosh Gionti
College choices: Penn State
Major: mechanical engineering
Why those colleges: family, educational purposes
Why that major: “Find[ing] solutions that no one else can is something I truly enjoy”

RyanSrnkaRyan Srnka
College choices: Pitt, Penn State Behrend
Major: mechanical engineering
Why that college: great education programs, in state
Why that major: “Building objects always has captured my imagination”

Tim Williams
College Choices: Michigan State
Major: psychology
Why those colleges: Team supporter
Why that major: “people’s thoughts are a major interest of mine”

Jake Brown and David Albrecht

Jake Brown
College choices: Notre Dame, Gannon
Major: Engineering
Why those colleges: ND – prestigious, GU – financial promise
Why that major: “Engineering is an up and coming, exciting field and I would love to be a part of it.”

David Albrecht
College choices: MIT, Case Western
Major: bio engineering
Why those colleges: Prestigious status
Why that major: “AP bio with [Mrs.] Stosh really opened my eyes”

CaseyRapozaJonathan PrichardCasey Rapoza
College choices: Penn State, Kent State
Major: Business
Why those colleges: PS-Bigger school, more people more activities, Kent-visit was a good experience, campus and city all were positive factors
Why that major: “I find business interesting, allows you to work almost anywhere and do anything.”

Jonathan Prichard
College choices: Duquesne, Saint Bonaventure
Major: pharmacist
Why those colleges: Duquesne-great academic program, St. B- wants to play tennis
Why that major: Likes to learn about the different types of medication with their side effects and assortment of uses

DrewFarrellBenBrunoDrew Farrell
College choices: Slippery Rock, Clarion
Major: Accounting/Sports Management
Why those colleges: “Because the majors are fantastic at those programs and the campus was phenomenal”
Why those majors: “My father is an accountant. He loves what he does, and sports has always been a passion of mine”

Ben Bruno
College choices: Penn State, IUP
Major: athletic training
Why those colleges: “Honestly it’s for the academics. These colleges have the best programs in the country.”
Why that major: “Because I love sports and want to be involved as much as possible”

At the end of it all, most of these students will change their minds multiple times before it’s time to ship off to college, but even having a general idea of what they would like to do with their futures is a great place to start.

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