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BHS students celebrate college, career plans on Decision Day

Burnsville High School seniors celebrated their plans for life after high school as part of Decision Day on May 2 in the school’s Career Center.

“Decision Day is celebrated around the country to recognize high school seniors for their postsecondary plans and encourage younger students and families to prepare early for life after high school,” said Marcia Sexton, coordinator of the Career Center. It coincides with the date that most seniors must confirm their plans to enroll at a specific college.

Many seniors declared their intentions to attend colleges in Minnesota, while others announced that they are planning to go to out-of-state colleges. Their choices range in location from Los Angeles to New York, and their planned areas of study cover the spectrum as well, including pre-medicine, engineering, law enforcement, nursing, political science, business, education and more. 

In addition, BHS celebrated students who have decided to join the military, including the Army, National Guard and Coast Guard. Still other students announced their intentions to join the workforce immediately or take a “gap year” to travel or pursue other interests before continuing their education.

“Whatever the plans, one thing in common was that our seniors are fired up about their futures and are ready to take on the world,” declared Sexton.   

 

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Posted: Monday, May 2, 2016 - 12:00