GRHS students 'pin' their college choices

Melissa Holmes|@LissaCHolmes mholmes@theglenrosereporter.com Staff Writer
Hunter Burney

GLEN ROSE - Every year high school seniors have the tough choice of choosing which college or university they would like to spend the next four years at. The process of applying for the school and waiting for the acceptance letter can be a stressful one for students and parents alike. Once a senior is accepted it is a huge accomplishment. The Reporter would like to recognize a few of the Glen Rose High School class of 2016 seniors who have been accepted into college so far.

Hunter Burney - Texas A&M University

Q: Why did you choose Texas A&M University?

A: I chose to go to Texas A&M mainly because the people there have great personalities. The students all share characteristics of loyalty, kindness and school spirit. I truly believe that attending this school will help me grow in many aspects. Additionally, the courses that I will be taking there are some of the best in the nation.

Q: How did it feel to get your acceptance letter?

A: Before I got the physical letter I saw it online first, so it kind of ruined the surprise, but I was really excited and honored when I got my acceptance letter! I’m very ready for the Aggie years to come.

Q: What would you like to major in and why?

A: I would like to major in biology and head into the medical field. The diversity of living creatures has always been of great interest to me and I hope to use that interest to help people and save lives.

Q: What are looking forward to at college?

A: The biggest thing I’m looking forward to in college is being independent. I would like to get a job and become financially independent as soon as possible. Also, meeting new people, which is an exciting aspect of the college experience.

Madison Wooten - Hardin-Simmons University

Q: Why did you choose Hardin-Simmons University?

A: I chose Hardin-Simmons, because I love the campus and its atmosphere. I love that they offer what I want to study. I also get to continue my athletic career and run cross country for the Hardin-Simmons Cowboys.

Q: How did it feel to get your acceptance letter?

A: It felt amazing to get my acceptance letter! It was the first thing I saw when I got home from school, because my mom had taped it to the front door. There was no better feeling than coming home and seeing it.

Q: What would you like to major in and why?

A: I would like to major in theology and become a youth and children minister. I chose theology, because I feel like God has placed a call in my heart and a love for children and teenagers there and I could not deny that calling. I truly feel like it is where God has chosen to place me.

Q: What are you looking forward to at college?

A: I am looking forward to making a lot new friends. I can’t wait to meet all my new teammates and becoming closer to all of them at practices and while we compete in races. Most of all I look forward to becoming closer to God through my studies and my time spent with others.

Congratulations Hunter and Madison.