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Military: Armed services an option for many after high school

Not everyone wants or needs to go directly on to college after high school. For those considering alternatives, two options for consideration include joining the military or becoming an apprentice in the construction industry where you go to school one night a week while working full time. Why the military? For the U.S. Army, start with recruiting bonuses of up ...

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Careers in Construction: An apprenticeship is many times the way to go

The construction industry is more than swinging a hammer — although that’s not a bad thing to do. Jobs in this industry are varied and plentiful. There’s a strong need right now for carpenters, electricians, plumbers, welders, pipe fitters and more. Training is available all over the state at community colleges. In many cases, students interested in getting an early ...

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Study skills: Succeeding in college means more prep time

Developing strong study habits may not be easy, but it’s something that pays off many times over. Get your study routine in motion in high school and it will help you in college and throughout life. You will really need good study habits in college where the distractions of new-found freedom can sideline the brightest students. Sue Mossing has been ...

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Co-Op Education: Co-oping was ‘the best experience of my college career’

Classroom training in college is great for learning important theories and principals. But when it comes to applying that education in the real world, nothing beats actually getting to work in the field.  That is why cooperative education programs, where students learn on the job, are a critical benefit. “What I was able do as a co-op with Eaton Aerospace ...

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So You Want To Go To College: Planning ahead smoothes road after high school

Many students don’t begin planning for college until their junior or senior year in high school. But it’s great to think ahead, especially if applying to selective colleges and universities or competing for top scholarships.  Some people might avoid taking Advanced Placement or honors classes with an idea of keeping their GPA high. But that isn’t a good idea, said ...

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Senior year: Time to prepare for life after high school

The senior year in high school is time to enjoy senior privileges and special activities like your last high school homecoming while the future after high school beckons with wide-open possibilities. Thomas Johnson, a senior who is drum major for the band and on track to become valedictorian of Greenville High School, enjoys the perks of being a senior. “You ...

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Junior year: There are challenges and opportunities

What is it like to be a high school junior? It is a year before you face actually graduating from high school and entering the adult world. But still the work done in the junior year is vital to eventual success in graduating and getting in the best position for whatever you plan for your life after high school. Nicolette ...

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Sophomore year: Exploring what high school has to offer

Being a sophomore sometimes means being low man on the totem pole. But it is also a time when most of your high school career is ahead of you and can be made into whatever you want.   “The sophomore year, I believe, is more enjoyable than the freshman year because students are already used to the way high school ...

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