by Lisa Tome
While many of her fellow members of Elkton High School's Class of 2014 are headed for college, Acacia Bisard has a different plan.
Bisard will leave September 8 for U.S. Army Basic Training in South Carolina.
"I want experience. It will give me a chance to see life in a different aspect," said Bisard. "I'm kind of scared but I want to travel. I'm going to go to college. But I will go to college while I'm in the Army."
Dazia Scott's future plans also include a lot of traveling. It's built into her education. Scott will leave August 24 to attend The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College near Philadelphia.
"I'm going to school for culinary arts. I want to own a restaurant," said Scott. But she has been assured that her education will take her all over the world. Part of her college experience will include traveling to France, the Bahamas, England, and Walt Disney World to learn various culinary techniques.
"It's something new, something different. It's not going to be life as I know it though," said Scott.
Racheal Thomas has painted her whole future. And it's filled with color. Thomas will be attending Delaware College of Art and Design.
"My whole life, I've been just a little different. Art is more than just a job. It's something where you can show your passion. I've liked art as long as a I can remember," said Thomas.
She will spend two years at Delaware College of Art and Design. Then she wants to attend Pratt Institute, where she will pursue degrees in both art and education. Her longterm goal is to be an art professor.
For Janese Smith-Boggs, the future is looming. Smith-Boggs will attend Pulse Beauty Academy in Downingtown, Pa. She will studying beauty; hair styling, nails, make-up, and skincare. She plans to focus on hair styling and make-up.
Ten months from when she starts, she will be a licensed cosmetologist. What she plans to do with that is work with a design team and serve movies, actors, and runway shows.
"I'm excited. Long term education is not for me. I'm ready to get done as soon as possible," she said.