In just a few short months, the seniors at Crookston will graduate from high school and begin the next chapter of their lives. I interviewed some of my fellow seniors at Crookston High School, and asked them what they are most excited to do after graduation, what college they plan on attending, and what they will miss most about high school.

    Here are their answers.

Isaiah Barlow

    What are you most excited to do after you graduate?

    I am most excited to get out of Crookston and be done with all the snow.

    What college do you plan on going to, or if you have other plans what are they?

    I am attending BYU and plan to major in engineering.

    What will you miss most about high school?

    I’m going to miss all my english teachers because in six years I’ve never had a bad one.

Joseph Ramirez

    What are you most excited to do after you graduate?

    Making new friends and going on new adventures, too see what I can do in the world

    What college do you plan on going to, or if you have other plans what are they?

    I’m planning on going to MSUM.

    What will you miss most about high school?

    Seeing the people I’ve spent time with over the past four years, the people I played sports with and had classes with, the people I eat lunch with and the people I had fun with.

Michelle Pahlen

    What are you most excited to do after you graduate?

    After I graduate, I am most excited to go on the Italy-Greece trip and to spend the summer with my friends before college.

    What college do you plan on going to, or if you have other plans what are they?

    After high school I’m planning on attending UND for a bachelors degree in political science.

    What will you miss most about high school?

    The thing I will miss most about high school is getting to see all the people I have grown up with.

Hannah Tahran

    What are you most excited to do after you graduate?

    I am most excited to spend lots of time with family, friends, and my two puppies at the lake before I leave for college.

    What college do you plan on going to, or if you have other plans what are they?

    I am going to North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton to pursue a degree in dental hygiene.

    What will you miss most about high school?

    I will miss the teachers and friends I have made along my high school journey. They have helped/inspired me to become the person I am today. I will also miss my art classes where I spend the majority of my day as a senior. I enjoy having access to the pug mill, electric wheel, and all of the different oil and acrylic paints to just create whatever comes to mind with the help of Mr. Stegman of course.

Jacob Brunelle

    What are you most excited to do after you graduate?

    I’d have to say that I would be most excited to be able to earn more money and work towards being on my own.

    What college do you plan on going to, or if you have other plans what are they?

    I’m planning on working for a bit then going to a tech then maybe transfer to a four year so I don’t have to worry too much about debt.

    What will you miss most about high school?

    I’ll miss the amazing friendships that I have made since I’ve moved here and the people I’ve met.

Cassidy Baatz

    What are you most excited to do after you graduate?

    I am most excited to spread my wings and get out of Crookston with the opportunity to meet new people, live a new lifestyle, and go some place new.

    What college do you plan on going to, or if you have other plans what are they?

    I am planning on either attending Montana State out in Bozeman, or enlisting in the U.S. Army.

    What will you miss most about high school?

    The thing I will miss most out about high school is seeing my friends everyday, being that I will be so far away.