Welcome to a new year, Blazers
Christmas has come and gone, and as the new year shows its face, the senior class of Lindhurst High School prepares for the highlight of its high school career: graduation.
With half the year already over and winter finals out of the way, seniors around the school are scrambling to finish their scholarship, grant and F.A.F.S.A. applications, along with applying to their junior college or university of choice.
Since the beginning of the year, the history department teachers, Mr. Anderson and Mr. Ledford, as the heads of the senior class, have pushed college information and representatives on the seniors along with a few valuable life lessons. They have worked hard to ensure that this next batch of seniors coming out of LHS have bright futures ahead of them.
The counseling office is also doing its part to create success among the senior class. Ms. Spade regularly keeps students in the loop by sending e-mails about financial aid information, meetings about colleges and grants and the occasional scholarship alert.
As many students flow in and out of the attendance office, they will notice a huge wall filled with information about scholarships and colleges; it is updated with new information every few days or so.
There is also a form called a senior brag sheet. The idea is to fill it out with your goals after high school and the things you have done while you were here. The sheet is then given to a teacher who will recommend you for grants and scholarships if there is an opportunity to do so.
Many seniors have already started applying to college. Through programs like A.V.I.D. and MEChA, seniors have planned out their educational futures and hope to achieve entrance to schools such as U.C. Davis, U.C. Berkeley, Chico State, Sacramento State and more.
All over campus, teachers are also helping out with the scholarship effort. English teacher Ms. Bini keeps a folder bursting with different scholarships and grants for seniors to see. Mr. Willmon, as an A.V.I.D. teacher, is always willing to talk with enlightening enthusiasm and a smile on his face about life in college and how to get there. Many other teachers are also willing to talk of the college they attended and maybe make a few recommendations.
With hopes of the next generation doing great things in the world, the LHS staff does its part to mold students for greatness. As we move forward in life, we students will do our best to prosper and achieve our dreams. Upon graduation, we have no path set in stone, our lives a book with no writing. What will you write in yours?
Happy New Year, Blazers. Have fun, stay safe and see you next year.
Kameron Dansby is a senior at Lindhurst High School. His column appears about every sixth week in Education.