SRHS College Plans For Seniors

Big Decisions! With decision day fast approaching, seniors have started the exciting and daunting process of committing to colleges. Madison Liggett, Josh Neese, and Megan Foote are just three of the many SRHS seniors getting ready for their next years at a University. Congrats to this resilient Santa Rosa High School senior class of 2021, it’s been a bumpy ride but the end is near.
Photos From: Megan Foote (left), Josh Nesse (middle) and Madison Liggett (right)

Article By: Shai Fichtelberg and Spencer Page

After completing dozens of college applications, seniors are finally seeing the payoff. Whether it’s staying near or going far, this year’s graduating seniors are ecstatic to finish the year and go off to start a new journey. We interviewed seniors Megan Foote, Madison Liggett and Josh Neese to get the inside scoop on where these three seniors are heading next year. 

Throughout high school, and most likely even before then, we hear all about the amazing state schools we have right here in California. Both Megan Foote and Madison Liggett will be heading off to schools in California! 

After asking Liggett her plans for next year she responded, “I’m going to UC Santa Cruz next year to major in Education, Democracy and Justice (and hopefully become a teacher).” What she is most excited about is, “moving into dorms, meeting new people and living by the beach.” 

Foote, on the other hand, will not be heading off to a UC, instead deciding on a California State University (CSU) in Cal Poly SLO. There she will be majoring in child development with the hope of becoming an elementary school teacher or at least becoming qualified to work a job with children. Something that she is looking forward to is “hav[ing] the opportunity to sculpt my own life more while living on my own and focusing on subjects that I am more interested in.” 

Staying in California isn’t for everyone though, and  Neese has decided to head off to the great state of Pennsylvania to attend Villanova in the fall. There he will major in mechanical engineering in the hopes of “creating [his] own engineering business or just mak[ing] something really cool,” after he graduates. He is very excited about “being able to go back to in-person classes, meet some new people, eat a Philly cheesesteak and utilize Villanova’s state-of-the-art weight room.” 

While this year has been challenging for everyone, seniors have especially been through so much, and we are so proud of them. We can not wait to see where all the seniors end up and remember: once a panther, always a panther.

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