In this week's Indicators
, seniors at Capital High School and Santa Fe Prep answer two questions from SFR: What their plans are for next year, and to what degree the economy has affected those plans. Read the extended version (more questions, more answers) after the jump.
Question 3: What's the one main thing you'd like to achieve in your first year out of high school?
“I would like to write another novel this year.” —Caitlin, Santa Fe Prep
“Get a legit job :)” —Kevin, Capital High
“Getting out of my comfort zone. By traveling through Asia and other places I have never been to, I know I'll learn a lot about myself (things that I wouldn't learn if I went straight to college). Also, I honestly just want a break from school.” —Madeleine, Santa Fe Prep
“Not be in debt from college.” —Sophia, Capital High
Question 4: What's the most important thing you've learned?
“Keep an open mind.” —Isaiah, Capital High
“That there is a whole lot of world out there. By that I mean try to stay open in many ways. Don't be narrow in your views and realize that you are part of both your small community of personal relationships, and the larger world congregation. Don't get hung up on the small things.” —Grayson, Santa Fe Prep
"Don't procrastinate." —Adrian, Capital High
"One of the most important things I've learned is to approach everything with passion and focus—be that friendships, sports or academics—because an energetic and interested approach results in the maximum reward for everyone involved." —Caitlin, Santa Fe Prep
"Probably how to balance my money and not end up in too much trouble." —Sophia, Capital High
Question 5: If you had to guess, where will you be in five years?
“Working as a CSI” —Sergio, Capital High
“South Pole?” —Daivi, Capital High
“I hope to be earning my Masters, or maybe even be done earning the degree...finding an apartment in either New Orleans or Washington DC...applying to grad school somewhere... [U]ltimately it is a big unknown, which is both exciting and absolutely terrifying.” —Grayson, Santa Fe Prep
“I imagine I will be in graduate school in five years. I'm not sure where, but I am currently interested in either Cambridge or Oxford University.” —Caitlin, Santa Fe Prep
“'Nam.” —Anton, Capital High
Cross-posted at sfreporter.com.