School's Out!

Photo by Honey Yanibel Minaya Cruz on Unsplash
Photo by Honey Yanibel Minaya Cruz on Unsplash

The time has come; you are graduating high school. It's one of the biggest milestones of your life thus far. You have mixed feelings; on the one hand, you're so excited to be OUT OF THAT SCHOOL. No more waking up at ungodly hours sitting at your desk in classes that seem to drag on forever. On the other hand, that's it; no more being with friends for the majority of your day, no more sitting at the same lunch table you've sat at for the past four years with some of the same people you've known since kindergarten.

You Graduated, So What's Next?

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It's a conflicting feeling for sure. Walking that stage represents so much, but then what? You did your time; you made it through twelve years of school, so what's next?

Maybe you'll take it easy the first summer and weigh out your options. Party it up a bit, go crazy. Let that pile of laundry in the corner of your room morph into an entire castle of dirty clothes. Or maybe you'll get some sleepovers at your best friend's house in since you won't need to worry about bedtime or homework.

Future Options To Think About

Eventually, you are going to have to start thinking about your options for your future. Sure, you might have a little fun; I know I did, but responsibilities are going to kick in, and choices will need to be made.

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Thinking about life after high school can be completely overwhelming. Do you go straight into work? Are you going to continue right on into college; if so, are you going to take a summer sabbatical or jump right in so you don't lose momentum?

Maybe a Family Business to Takeover?

Is there a family business to begin taking over, or are you just going to push the question further down into the depths of your conscious and try not to think about it? Well before you get to that point, there is a fantastic opportunity for high school students and recent graduates to help begin answering those questions.

Meet Justin Schoener, Owner of Outlaw Off-Road of Texas

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Justin Schoener, owner of Outlaw Off-Road of Texas, will be at the Mac Haik Performace Center on June 22, speaking about his own journey after high school, the struggles and challenges he faced, and how he overcame them.

Schoener says he had conflicting feelings in college initially pursued a degree that he wasn't interested in; although he was "excelling academically," he was "not happy." He took a path to satisfy others during college but felt like he lacked something " No one was there to inspire or guide me down my path. I had to figure it out all on my own," Schoener admitted.

Special Guest and Prizes!

There will also be surprise guests from local businesses in our community available to speak with at the event.

This event is perfect for students who aren't exactly sure what to do after they graduate or graduates who are feeling a bit lost. There will be door prizes and Chick fil A sandwiches, and a whole bunch of fun! You can check out the event on Facebook HERE. If you would like to attend this event or know a high school student or graduate, please register below.

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