New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 17, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
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Some high school seniors looking past college
By Leigh Jones
New Braunfels High School seniors Peter and Paul Wilson already have the rest of their lives planned out.
After spending four years at Clarkson University studying business and technology management and traveling extensively. Peter is going to get a job with a major corporation where he will have a brilliant career.
Paul, who is attending Lawrence University to study voice, is going to be an R&B or Christian music star.
The plans are not just dreams — they are the Wilsons’ roadmap to success.
Like most of his peers, Peter has been prepped and prodded throughout his high school career to think about the future.
Next week, seniors will get their last college and career talk at NBHS, courtesy of Monster.com.
The program, titled “Mak-ing College and Career Count,” is designed to help students think about what they need to accomplish during the next four years to maximize future success.
Seniors Tina Espinoza and Erika Hernandez almost could teach the seminar themselves.
The girls, both students in the school's pharmacy technician class, will take the national tech certification test
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What: Making Your College Search Count (for juniors) and Making College and Career Count (for seniors)
When: 8 and 9:30 a.m.Tuesday
Where: New Braunfels High School auditorium
They will use their credentials to get real world pharmacy experience while working towards their pharmacist degrees, Espinoza at the University of Texas at San Antonio and Hernandez at UT in Austin.
“We will have a big advantage over other students,” Hernandez said.
They even have looked into a program offered by pharmacy-retail chain Walgreens for possible employment.
Espinoza credited the training they already received at NBHS with giving them an idea of what they wanted to do with the rest of their lives.
Ashley Davila, whose semesters in the school’s medical terminology class prompted her to seek training as an Licensed Vocational Nurse at Texas Lutheran University, agreed.
"I always knew I liked helping people, but the classes here helped me decide what I wanted to do,” she said.
College and Career Center Facilitator Dorothy Crews said the trend toward voca
tional training during high school was pushing students down a career path earlier than ever.
“The days of entering college with an undeclared major are all but over,” she said. “All of the big schools want students to make a choice of what they want to do before they arrive, which of course puts more pressure on them.”
Although the emphasis on career choice has increased during the last IO years, the average number of degree plan changes during a four year college career has not.
“We’re still told the average student will change his or her mind five times,” Crews admitted.
While they are convinced they will not suffer from a bout of indecision after they leave home, the Wilsons, Espinoza, Hernandez and Davila all agreed a back up plan was a good idea.
Peter’s “plan B” still included a brilliant career in business. which is not surprising for a young man who started his first small business in sixth grade.
“We made around $600 selling key chains during the first semester,” he said. “When we saw other people starting to copy us, we decided to switch our product offering to beads.
“We made $700 the second semester.”
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CONTINUED FROM Page 8AFinding drugs requires vigilance by parents
they will hold liquid without spilling it, razor blades, tightly-rolled bills with white powder clinging to them. Check thoroughly, the officer said. The items are easy to hide.
“Marijuana emits a distinctive smell that’s easy to recognize,” the officer said. “The other drugs are more difficult.”
Another thing to look for is electronics, video games, stereo equipment or other high-value items you didn’t buy — and the kid has no money to pay for.
"They could be stealing this stuff to pay for drugs,” the officer said.
The detective’s partner said important indicators of possible drug use is a change in behavior or personality.
“It could be a lot of things,”
the second detective said “All of them would be apparent to anyone who knows that person.
“It could be a change of temperament — a newly discovered violent temper or some other change for no apparent reason. It’s not an absolute, but it’s a big clue.”
Another thing to watch for is a physical change—weight loss or weight gain.
“If a parent has a son or daughter who has had a certain build and experienced, say, a rapid weight loss, that could be an indicator.
Teenage girls concerned about their appearance, the officer said, will often look to pills and chemicals instead of beer because they are less likely to affect weight in the early stages of use.
Watch your kids’ friends for all the same things, the officer said.
Do your kids have friends you don’t know? Do you always know where your kids are? You should.
What about a dope dealer?
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How do you identify them? The biggest clue in a neighborhood is usually lots of “come and go” traffic.
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“Watch for vehicles that obviously don’t belong in your neighborhood," the officer said.
Other dealers are more careful about their traffic or are less conspicuous, the officer said.
A dealer moving large quantities of marijuana or narcotics won’t require as much traffic to move his or her product.
“There are other things to look for. If you live in a neigh-« borhood where most people can’t afford security systems, -a residence with elaborate security such as obvious video cameras or guard dogs running around can be a big hint,” the officer said. “We hit * a house last year that had cameras and two guard dogs.”
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