College countdown


Hannah Walsh

Hollis/ Brookline student Samantha Zimmerman, a senior that plans on having a future in psychology.

College applications are in, and the waiting begins. For the first time in students’ lives, education is not predetermined. All students are going in many different directions for future plans and have to make choices for their upcoming stage in life. Students are planning to attend four-year schools, automotive schools, community colleges, the military, the workforce, or other programs supporting their future.

Samantha Zimmerman, ‘14, said, “I plan on taking a year off to work then going to NHTI and transferring to Stonehill College to study psychology.” Kate McTigue, ‘14, a Health Science student that has been preparing at Nashua High School South for her future career since her junior year. McTigue said, “After highschool I want to go to college for nursing to be able to help people and make them feel better. My top college pick is Husson University in Maine and to be accepted into their masters of nursing program.” Matt Spokane, ’14, a HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) student also taking classes at Nashua High School South to benefit his future plans. Spokane said, “I have been accepted into Pennsylvania College of Technology. I plan on getting my bachelors degree in HVAC design. After I complete this degree, I plan on going to work for Johnson Controls or Honey Well.”

Completing college applications are a big step for the seniors and there are a lot of options and opportunities in college, military or workforce.