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Life After High School at the University of Denver

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by Ciarra Lawson

Graduating high school is one of the biggest steps into becoming an adult in what some call “the real world.”

After high school you’re left deciding what you’re going to do and how you’re going to do it, which high school tries to prepare you for, but what high school doesn’t prepare you for is living on your own and independence.

Michelle Madsen, graduate of the class 2014 is attending University of Denver, becoming a trusty pioneer. She is one of the few going the farthest distance from Walkersville out of her classmate graduates.

Madsen has been planning for this moment since “birth” she said, preparing herself from the moment possible.

University of Denver was not her first choice, not until she visited her initial college choice, Michigan State.  “It was not what I’d pictured in my head,” she said. “It’s important to visit colleges beforehand, to get the feel of everything because it may seem perfect up until you see for your own owns eyes rather than on paper.”

That being the case, Madsen fully devoted to D.U, living on campus starting at end of August.

When asked what she was most looking forward to this first year of attending college and making the next step, she said, “The experience and finding myself.”

While Madsen and the graduates of 2014 of WHS are moving on to bigger and better things, it can be hard to adjust to any college for a freshman.

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