Seven Seniors Tell us About Their Plans After High School

Kelley White , Sports Editor

As senior year comes to an end many students have finally decided what their future plans will be after high school. Many will continue their education at community colleges, universities, and trade tech schools. Others have decided to take a different path and work. Seven Venice seniors were asked about their plans after high school.

Maurice Mason, Senior:

“I will be attending the University of California, Riverside and majoring in business marketing and administration. My mom and dad both own their own businesses and I want to follow their footsteps. Working for yourself and getting money sounds like the American Dream.” 


Aaliyah Sanchez, Senior:


“I will be attending Santa Monica College, to pursue my AA, and then transfer to a four-year university when I figure out what I want to major in. I will also be balancing two jobs into my schedule. My motivation is to prove all those who doubted me wrong and make my family proud.”


Millie Zarate, Senior:


“I will be attending Arizona State University and look forward to getting my Bachelor’s in criminology. My plans after high school are definitely giving my all to college. That will then reflect in my future. Building my probation officer career is my main priority. I will try to make the best of my college experience that I didn’t have in high school due to coronavirus.  Definitely strive for a better life, that’s a dream that my parents and I have.”


Marley Aguilar, Senior:


“My plans after high school are to attend San Francisco State University and major in physiology to later become a physician’s assistant. I realized the importance of education which has encouraged me to continue in my education so I can accomplish everything I set my mind to and have a career I love and am passionate about.”


Jazmine Joseph, Senior:

“I’m kind of confused with what my plans are right now. My original plan was to go to Tuskegee University, but being realistic, with everything going on, I think it’s best for me to do community college for two years and then transfer. My family, teacher, and friends motivate me the most. They have so much faith in me and that just boosts my confidence level up. With everything going on, I have been wondering if it is really a good idea for me to be far away from my family while we’re going through a pandemic, the political system is messed up, and much more.”


Ehsan Varnous, Senior:

“I will be studying at University of California, Santa Barbara and majoring in economics. My goal is to create my own business. I seek success in life and I’m always motivated to work towards that success.”