By: Brian Lopez
Finals, self-assessments, essays and colleges, senior students at Everett Alvarez get ready to leave the nest and apply to their preference college whether its their choice college, dream college, cheapest option or even the one that will academically accept them. Going to college is an opportunity to exceed yourself but also to make your loved ones proud of what you have accomplished throughout the years. Seeing students leave and living memories behind with every single one of us is heartbreaking seeing them move one and create a new life but no matter what they are always gonna be remembered in one way or another.
Finally the hard work paid of and you are ready to leave and make a life of your own, new people, new places, new experiences and you gotta live it to the max because you don't know when it's all gonna fade away. After asking a few students how they felt when they applied and what was their reaction when they got their acceptance letters was and who was their support/helper was. Ashley Hernandez answered ¨I felt that I was bringing on a new change, but it was good and positive change. When I got accepted I felt accomplished, I felt it was a dream come true cause I have always wanted to be admitted to a university. My mother had always pushed me to do my best, she has always told me I can do whatever you set your mind to¨ Another student said ¨When I applied to college I felt very confident and proud of what I had accomplished in the past 4 years. After receiving several acceptance letters, I felt a sense of relief and fulfillment as my mass efforts had truly paid off. If i had to thank someone i would thank the one person who has pushed me to get to where I am now academically is Ms. Henry. She put up with me since day 1, and never stopped supporting my efforts both athletically and academically. I truly felt her love and care which pushed me to work hard in order to achieve my goals.¨ -Victor Juarez .
Not only have this students applied to colleges but they are planning their next step in life and by who help they are there now making those life changing choices. I have seen most of this seniors grow as individuals and i bet that their parents are as proud as they are for themselves or even prouder. Other students such as Andrea Politron and Arianne Movilla they said ¨Honestly I was scared to apply and I only applied to two school because I knew what I wanted. I applied to CSUMB because I knew I’d get in and it was close to home and I applied to Arizona state university because it’s my dream school I got into both but I regretted not applying anywhere else. When I got accepted I felt amazing but it quickly became a cause of worry because I don’t get financial aid and my dream school was just that; a dream. I feel like we think that the main thing is to apply and get in but what about when you’re in and you don’t have enough money. It gets pretty sad¨. -Andrea, the other student said ¨Okay so when I applied to college I was nervous and was very unsure if I was doing the right thing because like my future depended on it! But when I got my acceptance letter it was such a relief to me like I did better than I thought. When I got my acceptance letters I was so excited but once I got my Dream schools letter from UCLA I was crying so hard and HAHA my dog cried with me LOL. My family really shaped to be where I am today my cousins especially because they are siblings to me and I really look up to them for guidance and they were so supportive and encouraging and I knew that they’ve gone through this too but also my mom. -Arianne. Looking at this scholars and knowing that since their freshman year they had a motivation it inspires future generations to apply to colleges no matter what college it is or if you get in or not, there will always be an option.