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Bruins envision their bright futures

Counselor Cindy Henry-Grimm stands in front of the portraits of past ASB presidents. Photo by Taylor Wohlgemuth

Today’s students are tomorrow’s CEO’s, chefs, teachers, politicians, doctors, activists, and maybe even the President of the United States one day.

“Every generation brings something special and power to our society,” said Counselor Bethany Williams. “It’s astonishing the potential and skills that our current students have. My hope is that all students want to be positive contributors to society.”

Many students at Bear River say that they have big plans for their lives and a plan of how to get where they want to be.

“I’m going to become an engineer and CEO although I do know that I will need to work very hard and get internships with the right people,” said Sophomore Grace Billingsley. “In general, my plan is to go to school with a double major in business and engineering in graduate with a masters in engineering and possibly a masters in business. I’ll have to get in touch with a lot of people who have experience in those fields and find good internships so that I can work my way to the top.”

Freshman Helen Sands had a very thorough idea of what she wants to become one day.

“I would like to become a lobbyist for a company that benefits small family farms like my own and specifically Farm Credit West,” said Sands. “ My ultimate goal is to run for senate and eventually work my way up the ‘political ladder’, and maybe even run for president to put an emphasis on movements I believe in like the ‘Time’s Up’ movement, and many more alike.”

Senior Gabi Royston’s reasons for her future plan are unorthodox.

“I would like to become a physical therapist,” said Royston. “I like the idea of helping people and this may sound weird but I love learning about a person’s anatomy. I think it is fascinating,”

Big dreams for the future come with heavy burdens.

“Our country is not about the few, it is about the all, and that brings some big responsibility,” said Counselor Cindy Henry-Grimm.

Teachers say if you don’t have a plan, just do what you love.

“I suggest that students start looking at potential careers by taking various interest inventories on the internet,” said Mrs. Williams. “Think about what they love to do and see if there is a career related to it. Invest time into researching various careers. You can also come see your school counselor and we will help you think about some ideas/opportunities.”

Sands has a reason and purpose for what she wants to do with her life and it sprouts from something she holds dear to her heart.

“I have grown up around agriculture and have been involved in it and it is just something I think is really important,” said Sands. “ I would like to help people in small communities and small farms just like the people that have helped my own. Agriculture is one of the largest parts of our lives, it provides us with everything we need from clothes to food, which is why it is so important for us to help small farmers because their impact may not be as large as a big farms is but it is just as important.”

The counselors elaborated on what you need to reach your goals. 

“You need to have passion, the ability to set goals and to complete what you start,” said Mrs. Williams.

“(It takes) desire, motivation and perseverance,” agreed Mrs. Henry-Grimm.

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