“Mr. Gordy taught me how to follow deadlines and prioritize better. I feel a little scared actually about the demands of college, but I feel like I’m pretty prepared now thanks to his help and how he encouraged me to meet those demands head-on.”
Mr. Gordy came to English class to introduce himself and tell us about the Future Center. I set up an appointment and from there, I knew I could come in at any time to ask questions. I began hanging out in the Future Center quite a bit after I connected with him. Mr. Gordy is a great resource for all of us.
College is something that is important to me. I am interested in physics, math and engineering and hope to go to University of Wisconsin-Madison after starting at UW-La Crosse. AP physics got me interested in sciences. My goal is to get a well-paying job in the future at a job I enjoy. But I had to start somewhere and I am a big procrastinator. Mr. Gordy provided a lot of one-on-one advising. My parents were pretty set on having me figure out the college enrollment process on my own. It was challenging for me to find time to apply for scholarships and just basically understanding the basic steps myself. Mr. Gordy pushed the importance of the FAFSA to me so I got it started and completed and I am glad he included my parents in the process.
Financing my college education is a big issue for me as well as being able to keep up with schoolwork. I plan on to participate in a dual Physics/Engineering program at UW-La Crosse and then transfer to engineering college at UW-Madison. I am looking forward to moving away and living on own, but I also know I need to push myself so I am ready to tackle independent study and stay on top of deadlines. Mr. Gordy taught me how to follow deadlines and prioritize better. I feel a little scared actually about the demands of college, but I feel like I’m pretty prepared now thanks to his help and how he encouraged me to meet those demands head-on.
Without the Future Center, there’s so much I wouldn’t have known about scholarships and I think I would have procrastinated so much that I would have missed out. Between AP classes, track, work, and major senioritis, I needed that extra push to get stuff done and stay on track. Mr. Gordy really helped me to do that. He also set up a meeting with UW-L for me so I can understand the course load better.
I’ve also had strong connections with some of my teachers here, who I hope to stay in touch with. They’ve really cared about my future and you can tell when teachers care about students. I feel lucky that way and with the honors level courses, clubs and extracurricular activities, there are so many opportunities here at Logan.
I would recommend that students start preparing for college enrollment the summer before senior year at least. There’s no point in waiting because you’ll have so much going on before graduation. I think even if the Future Center services were offered in the summer that would be helpful to a lot of students. I feel like I waited too long. And without the Future Center, I would have waited even longer.