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Honors Post-High Planning Fair or CloseUp Trip

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Jordan Pechous
04-15-2019
02:17 PM ET (US)
I visited USD, SDSU, Avera health, Stanford, St. Kates, the Airguard, ROTC, and Morningside. I had enough time to get a brief overview but wished we had enough time to talk more. I am considering going to SDSU for nursing or maybe becoming a Navy Nurse in the future. I did not know the need for nurses in the military, I thought it would be over packed. I should look into getting a job shadow for a nurse, and having a campus visit with SDSU.
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Riley Ketcham
04-15-2019
02:12 PM ET (US)
I talked to SDSU, DSU, Augustana, University of Minnesota Moorhead, and Creighton University. I had time to talk to everyone I originally wanted too, but I wish I had a little more time. Since I am considering pharmacy, I mainly talked about each of these schools programs and I narrowed down my options a bit. Something interesting I learned is that Creighton University offers a doctorate degree in pharmacy while all the other schools offer a Pharm.D degree. Now I would like to know more about visiting these schools. I hope to visit Creighton University, University of Minnesota Moorhead, and SDSU for sure. Also, I am interested in job shadowing another profession like psychiatry so I can learn more about other career options.
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Isak Edwards
04-15-2019
02:11 PM ET (US)
I visited South Dakota State University, Minnesota Morris, and The University of North Dakota. I didn't have a lot of schools in mind that I wanted to see, so I did see all of the schools I needed to. I am considering going to SDSU. I didn't know pharmacy school was so laid out and scheduled for you. I also didn't know a counselor helped you pick out your classes. Now I need to visit the campus to see if I would enjoy going to school there. My dual credits can transfer to SDSU as well.
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Charlie Berg
04-15-2019
02:11 PM ET (US)
I visited UMN Morris, NDSU, UNL, SDSU, and USD. I talked to all of these schools about their architecture (if they had it) and business programs. I most wanted to talk to UMN Twin Cities, but they weren't scheduled to be at the fair. However, UMN Morris was able to give me a lot of valuable information about the Twin Cities architecture program because they're under the same board, just in different campuses. One of the most valuable things I learned was that at UNL, an ACT score of 24 or higher can receive a large scholarship. I talked to the SDSU rep about the newness of their program, and I found out that their program is technically only 3 years old. I also learned about the lengths of the various architecture programs. Nearly every school that admits architecture students requires that they complete the masters program. Most schools have a program length of about 6 years, but NDSU's program is 5 years and more independently driven than others. I now need to schedule campus visits to see how I like the campuses and make my final decision.
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Taryn Cawley
04-15-2019
02:11 PM ET (US)
I visited University of Omaha, University of Nebraska, Wayne State College, Metropolitan community college, Buena Vista University, all of which i wanted to visit, plus more. If I were to pick from these colleges, I would have to say Metropolitan community college because after two years it can transfer to one of the Nebraska state colleges/Universities and make it cheaper. I did not realize how many languages were offered, some schools had up to 8 languages to minor in and 3 to major in. After this visit, all I need to do is schedule visits to the colleges that I would like to attend and do more research.
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Breanna Bossman
04-15-2019
02:10 PM ET (US)
The best learning experience for me on my CloseUp trip happened at all of the memorials. Each one of them stood for someone or something. The most interesting one to me was the Korean War memorial and the American History Museum. They were super interesting to me, because my grandpa was a prisoner of war in the Korean War. So I had a personal connection to those exhibits. I learned a lot about many important people of our county's history. At CloseUp, I also learned time management is very important as you grow older. I had to complete many assignments when I was on my trip, which happened to be very difficult when we were only at the hotel for very short amounts of time.
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Bryan Gray
04-15-2019
02:10 PM ET (US)
I visited USF, Augustana, SD National Guard, USD, Creighton, and Dordt. I am considering National Guard and USF the most, however I am open to other considerations. I learned that many colleges have a psychology and criminal justice degree, but they are different in many ways. I am visiting USF to take a look at their psychology program especially and to see if the place is the right fit for me. I am also trying to shadow some areas in the national guard.
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Jace VanderWoude
04-15-2019
02:10 PM ET (US)
My most memorable experience from Close Up was getting to experience something new and different. Not only were the monuments amazing and wowing, but the different type of atmosphere and weather was very nice. My favorite monuments were the Thomas Jefferson memorial and FDR memorial. They were so beautiful and I loved that FDR's memorial was so thoughtful. Everything was wheelchair accessible and there were no stairs. The Holocaust museum was my favorite museum because of how sentimental it was. The museum had a feeling that made you realize how bad it truly was for them and what they really lived through. Overall, I think that Close Up was a great experience.
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Hannah Droge
04-15-2019
02:09 PM ET (US)
I visited with DSU, Morningside, Creighton, and the recruiters. I am considering going to DSU and joining the military. I learned about the Air Guard career day that they are hosting next weekend. I need to do a campus visit at DSU now.
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Emma Hagel
04-15-2019
02:09 PM ET (US)
CloseUp
When we were in DC we were on a schedule made by the program CloseUp. We visited many monuments and memorials and learned many different things about the monuments and our government. Every day there was a theme for what we were learning. For example, on Monday we talked about liberty, equality, and justice. To explore what those mean and how they have impacted our country, we visited three memorials. The first was Thomas Jefferson, for liberty. Second was FDR memorial, where we talked about equality. We wrapped up our afternoon at Martin Luther King Jr. memorial talking about justice. On the trip I learned many things that were very valuable to me and I can't wait for my next trip.
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Jessie Kuiken
04-15-2019
02:09 PM ET (US)
a. I visited STI, USF, and Augie.
b. I am considering the three listed above as well as Black Hills State University.
c. I didn't know that most of these colleges have specific courses for students that don't know what they want to do.
d. I need to do my job shadow that I have scheduled so I can figure out if administration is what I want to go into. I also need to fill out scholarships and visit college campuses.
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Kaitlyn Schaunaman
04-15-2019
02:09 PM ET (US)
The Close Up debate on controversial issues currently being discussed was an eye-opener. I was forced to look at both sides of the issue, and see where others' beliefs come from. I earned the opportunity to argue my side of the bill in front of a group of peers, and it was a great experience. I loved every bit of the trip, but that was a definite highlight. D.C. is so pretty and with so much history, it was an amazing trip especially with the friends and adventures. There were definitely some great memories made over the week.
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Jerrica Johnson
04-15-2019
02:08 PM ET (US)
I think that the way I learned the most were workshops we did. We were in groups of around twenty people and with our group leaders we talked about current issues and historic events or monuments. I learned a lot in the workshops, even though I thought that most of them were boring. I really enjoyed going to see the World War II memorial and the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial. During our free day we had, we were allowed to revisit a museum or see one we missed, I used for exploring the city on a scooter, mainly because it was faster. I really enjoyed seeing DC and I would like to go back when I'm older.
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Bess Golden
04-15-2019
02:08 PM ET (US)
I visit Buena Vista, Minnesota Morris, North Dakota State University, Northern State University, and Minnesota Mankato. I had time to visit all of them, but the colleges I wanted to visit had left due to weather concerns. I am considering School of Mines and Technology. I learned that you can get a Pre-Engineering Degree. I need to go out and visit School of Mines to see if I would like to attend there.
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Scott Howard
04-15-2019
02:08 PM ET (US)
During the college fair I visited with multiple schools from Minnesota and Nebraska, as well as Augustana University. The first school I visited, University of Minnesota-Moorhead, was an interesting school. I did not know that Creighton University, another school I talked with located in Omaha, Nebraska, was a private Catholic university. I am considering that school, as well as Augustana University, because both are private colleges with the programs that I am considering. The next step in my college search is to start scheduling college visits at some of these schools.
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Truman Dick
04-15-2019
02:07 PM ET (US)
In DC I learned about what some of the major memorials represented. Another I learned is that as high school students, our voice should be heard. I also leaned that electric scooters are a great way of transportation. I saw the old Supreme Court room, and I found out that during some cases in the 1800's, young women would sit by the justices when cases were being presented to the Supreme Court. Another great learning experience for me was touring the museum part of Fords Theater.
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