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80 percent of Gering graduates seek college degree

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Several high school seniors in the panhandle can now call themselves graduates after last weekend's graduation ceremonies and are ready to take on the next step...college.
Gering High School Counselor Dave Lashley says of the 154 Gering graduates, 81 percent will pursue a college degree.
He says of that percentage going to college, 60 percent are likely to attend Western Nebraska Community College followed by attending universities in Lincoln, Kearney, Wyoming and even Black Hills State in South Dakota.
Lashley says 10 students are choosing to go into the military, a few more will participate in the Naval and Air Force Academies and one student is looking to go on a religious mission trip.

He says other students are also choosing the option of entering the workforce.

Lashley says however students choose to further their education, several have thanked their teachers for preparing them for college.
"We find that they do prepare the students very well. We get a lot of comments back from students that they were prepared for the college classes and math classes that otherwise you might find difficult. So our teachers do a great job of that," said the guidance counselor.
Lashley says it's "pretty normal" to have 80 percent of Gering students go onto college after high school.
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