Seniors follow their dreams to next destinations

It was an easy decision for Elijah McKinney who is going to the University of Arizona in Tucson to follow his dreams in graphic designs. 

“This wasn’t the hardest decision. The reason why I picked the UOFA was because every college I originally went to was either not worth it or trouble was happening in the location. I never had any help deciding where I wanted to go. I knew that this was the best decision for me, so I didn’t really need a push in a direction, but rather a walk,” he said. 

McKinney speculated whether he would fit in with the right crowd and classes in Arizona.

“There’s a lot of different people, so I don’t know if I will fit in with the people in Arizona. But, I get to find out once I go there,” he said. 

Unlike McKinney, Robert Barnes chose to stay in Indiana and commit to Purdue West Lafayette. He is planning on majoring in Cyber Security.

“Purdue has been on my mind for a couple of years since I was little. I want to protect people from dangerous stuff around the internet. Purdue has one of the biggest computer science places in Indiana, so it is greatly beneficial”, Barnes said. 

Before committing to Purdue, Robert has other options just in case he never got accepted. 

“My original choice was Indiana Bloomington, but I picked Purdue because I actually got accepted into it”, he said. 

Barnes hopes to take his career in cyber security to greater heights for his future. 

“I believe that I can go far and graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Purdue West Lafayette,” he said.