As the school year comes to an end, many Oswego High School seniors are looking to take the next step in their life after high school. For many, this next step is college; for others, work, and some are still undecided. I asked a few seniors at OHS how they feel about graduating, and what they are doing after high school.

Do you plan on going to college?

Ivan Garcia

Ivan Garcia

“Yes, I’m going to Princeton University next year, so I’m really excited about that.”

Mario Garcia

Mario Garcia

“Yeah, but right now I’m looking at myself as a free agent; I’m just waiting to see who wants me.”

Jose Soto

Jose Soto

“Yes, I am planning on going to Waubonsee Community College for the first two years to see how I feel about college life in general. I want to study something in the medical field. I am definitely going to Northern Illinois University after that. That’s my plan right now.”

What are you looking forward to most about leaving high school and graduating?

Ivan Garcia

“I am looking forward to just being in a more interesting place. I get to live between New York City and Philadelphia, so I’m looking forward to spending some weekends exploring the cities. I’m an hour away from two global cities, which will open up a lot of opportunities. I’m looking forward to maximizing my potential while in college.”

Mario Garcia

“What I’m looking forward to the most is getting the opportunity to take new classes and be in a new environment. Just not having the same old thing and having a fresh start.”

Jose Soto

“Definitely having more independence and freedom. In high school, you are there for the same time every day, but with college, you only have a class or two a day. Overall, I am pretty excited for college. I think going to college will overall be a good experience.”

Are you going to miss OHS?

Ivan Garcia

“I will miss my memories at OHS, but I won’t be too hung up on it. As of right now, I am just excited to graduate and leave.”

Mario Garcia

“I will miss some people, but I don’t think I am going to miss the school itself very much.”

Jose Soto

“Probably not, honestly—high school is kind of boring, until you have a job and get a car, then it is fun. But I mean, I guess college might be way harder, so I might miss that part of high school.”

As you can see, many Oswego seniors are very excited about leaving the school and moving on to the next step in their life. Although not everyone knows exactly what the want to do, the main thing in common is that everyone is ready for the upcoming chapter!

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