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Looking Forward to What’s Next

Advice from three who are headed to college

Leslie Bennett

Leslie Bennett will be a senior this fall at Lafayette Jefferson High School. She’s still narrowing down her career path, but she’s leaning toward becoming a math teacher or pursuing a job that involves construction.

Leslie hopes to attend Purdue University. For now, she’s working and saving and plans to enjoy the rest of her high school experience, which includes being on the swim team and running cross country.

Her advice for high school students:
Surround yourself with friends who motivate and push you. And don’t procrastinate!


Jarod Jones  

Jarod Jones is a 2021 graduate of Jeffersonville High School. In high school, Jarod excelled in his welding classes and initially wanted to become an engineer, but then he got involved in sports media, mostly radio and film, for his high school. He intends to pursue a career in film, first by going to Indiana University Southeast for basic courses, and then transferring to Ball State to study film.

He’s going to finance his education with scholarships and job income

His advice for high school students:
Don’t be afraid! Go for it! 


Tania Garcia 

Tania Garcia is a 2021 graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School who will go to college to study nursing. Tania wants to become a nurse because she loves helping people—and because she has a role model: her aunt is a nurse. She also did a career interest assessment that confirmed her choice. 

She’s grateful for the many opportunities she had at Lafayette Jeff, where she played on the tennis team and enjoyed studying psychology.  

These days she is applying for scholarships and saving money to put toward her college degree. 

Her advice for high school students:
Stay motivated and surround yourself with people who have similar goals. 

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