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The Silvertip

What Steps are Mission Hills Students Taking to Get into College?

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Photo by Calee Leavitt
Lucy Garrity, a Senior who has been preparing since eighth grade to get into college.

Well, college is a big deal for high schoolers, but some may not know what exactly to do in order to get in. If you’re feeling lost, consider following in the footsteps of these students who explain what they’re doing to get into college.
“I knew from eighth grade going into freshman year that I was going to have to do everything I could before my senior year in order to have the ammunition to put on my applications,” said Senior Lucy Garrity.
For students like senior Lucy Garrity, the planning process starts early. Garrity began preparing for college even before high school began. If you’re still early in high school and thinking about going to college, you should do what you need to meet the requirements of whatever colleges you’re thinking of, such as doing well on A-G requirements or taking extra classes if you need the credits.
Going to college can also mean preparing other aspects of your life to work around it. If you’re like Alex Cruz Chavez, who plans on going to UCLA, you will have to face an important challenge: considering how far away Los Angeles is from San Marcos.
“It will impact me in a bunch of ways: financially and also emotionally because I won’t be able to see some of my friends that live here. Financially, I’ll have to pay for classes, tuition, and rent,” said Chavez.
It’s important to be aware of how going to college can restructure your life if you plan on attending a university far away from where you currently live. Students at MHHS who plan to go to college must take many steps to achieve their goals. Whether it be how your education or extracurricular life will change, you must be prepared before you go to college. You can also find support from peers; maybe consider doing the things students like Garrity and Chavez are doing to succeed.

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Bryen Hoops, Staff Writer
(He/Him) Bryen Hoops joined the Silvertip staff in 2023 for his journalism class. He likes art, such as drawing or creating stories. He also likes to play video games in his free time.
Calee Leavitt, Photography Editor
Calee Leavitt is a junior, and this is her first year of being in Silvertip. She would like to see the world in a different lens. This is her second year being a photographer for sports and many more events here at school. She had started taking photos of sports last year, and She has been working for OneTV/GSPN for 2 years now. Calee thinks that silvertip is a good way to provide the school with information, dates, and stories on different occasions/events through a newspaper. She really wants to improve of my photography skills whilst capturing moments of the field/court and or in the crowd also. She hopes to finish this class with more knowledge in writing newspapers and capturing photos with lots of emotions in them. Calee also joined journalism because she thinks this class is something that she can learn about. Her dream is to get a degree in either photojournalism or just photography.