Happy Holidays from the MST Staff to you and your family! And we’d also like to congratulate our freshmen and sophomore students on their December to Remember Mini-Symposium performances yesterday. We understand how nerve wracking that can be, presenting in front of your peers and other strangers, but it was cool to see you stand and deliver and get some feedback from our grads. Bravo! Thanks also to the almost 20 graduates from years 2015-2021 who were able to come back and help with this process!
In some of the rooms you had a chance to hear about life after high school from the grad panel. If you didn’t get that chance, here’s the video of one of those discussions that took place in 710:
Interesting how all the graduates seemed to emphasize taking the time to “stop and smell the roses”, getting involved in clubs and extracurriculars, and working on becoming well-rounded people, etc. Hmmmm … food for thought.
Finally, Ciera Leblanc, a grad panelist from our MST class of 2015, emailed these thoughts to us that struck a chord with many of the staff. We wanted to share them with you:
- Plan ahead, but be adaptable and willing to change. Life is unpredictable, and you never know what could change between now and when your goal is set.
- Look for opportunities to learn and grow. Don’t assume you’re right (a big part of the scientific process!). Check more than one source.
- Have fun, and try new, unfamiliar things! Join the marching band, study abroad, take an interesting class even if it’s outside your major.
- Don’t apply to colleges based on name alone. Look into the quality of programs you’re interested in: professors, class sizes, and other opportunities.
- Don’t expect to have your dream job directly out of college! (It took me a year of applying before I was able to land a job).
- Be proud of your accomplishments, and don’t compare your progress to others. Everyone’s life trajectory is different. It’s okay to complete a college degree in four years, eight years, sometime later in your life, or not at all.
Have a restful and peaceful break … we’ll see you in 2022, Magnetos!
Mr. G and the MST Staff.