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I think there are many things I wish I knew about college when I was still in high school, but if I had to pick out one thing, it would have to be that it's okay to not necessarily know what you want to do. Throughout high school I had so many interests that I didn't know which one I wanted to pursue. This was even true for me in college. The great thing is that in high school, and especially college, there are lots of people you can talk to and classes you can take to get a better idea of which interest you want to further pursue. Plus, there are so many different things to do out there that aren't the commonly known paths!!!

Nikki Moran '14

Seattle Pacific University

BA Human Development and Family Studies

MA Education in Progress

Nikki Moran is a PCHS Class of 2014 graduate who currently resides in Seattle, WA. She graduated from Seattle Pacific University back in 2018 with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. After graduating, she moved back to Hawaii (mainly because she didn't plan ahead for a job!) and worked at the YMCA of Honolulu. In 2019, Nikki applied for jobs and landed one back in Seattle. She taught Pre-K & K at an independent elementary school for the 2019-2020 academic year and now will be starting her second year of teaching 9th grade at an independent high school for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Other Advice/Information

1) Scholarships. Of course. Who doesn't love free money? 2) Make sure to connect with people in the college/geographical location/career/etc. that you are interested in. And maybe more than one in that same category it may be because everyone has varied experiences! 3) Remember to have fun! You only get to do high school (and college) once, so make sure to share laughs and memories with friends, your graduating class, your teachers, and coaches.

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