Polson High School celebates unique college signing day event

Posted at 9:52 AM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 11:52:31-04

POLSON – “What are your plans after High School?”

Many of us can remember the pressure of being asked exactly that in the weeks leading up to graduation.

On Monday Polson High School celebrated not only the students going onto college but also those who are transitioning into a trade, jobs, the military — or basically anyone who has made a plan for their life after high school.

The event is called “College Signing Week” and is based on the idea of high school athletes signing a letter of intent for collegiate sports. However, this event focuses on all students with a post-secondary plan.

The Montana University System recognizes “signing day” as a way to demonstrate to younger students that a post-secondary plan is possible, and it doesn’t have to be college or nothing.

For many Polson seniors, it’s about continuing to pursue their interests.

“Making people feel good about themselves and coming in nervous and leaving flawless and excited about how they look,” said senior Paige Noyes who’s been accepted to Cosmetology school. “I feel like I’m good at it and I get to meet new people, who are also good at it. Learning new things every day is something I’m looking forward too.”

“Right now, I can cook a really nice stir fry dish. I’ve actually cooked it on a school trip a few weeks ago. But, I plan on expanding my horizons and cooking all different types of food. Working at a restaurant ha made a great impact and made me enjoy my life much more than any other job,” added Cameron Alexander who will be attending culinary school.

“I got to job shadow the ultrasound tech and it was so much fun just to see the images that popped up on the screen and I can like really see that. I thought that was something I want to research more and pursue after high school,” said Samantha Burland who wants to be an Ultrasound Technician.

Polson High School also held their annual Career Day on Monday where students were able to listen and speak to area professionals about their job and career opportunities.