“I’m In”

In this blog, reporter Melissa Krainer will showcase students making their college choices.


Courtesy of Brandon Everhart

Senior Brandon Everhart plans to attend college after high school.

Melissa Krainer, Reporter

After graduation, senior Brandon Everhart plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh. In this senior blog, Everhart discusses his plans for after high school.

Q: What college will you be attending?

A: I’m going to the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

Q: What are you planning on studying or majoring in?

A: I’m majoring in computer science.

Q: Why did you decide to go to the University of Pittsburgh?

A: It’s local. It’s small enough and affordable, and they still have a well-constructed program for their computer science major.

Q: Why do you think this college is the best choice for you? Is there anything specific about the school which interests you, such as any extracurricular activities?

A: In all honesty, I’m mostly just focused on studying computer science. I don’t really do extracurricular activities, so I’m just focused on studying that. I just thought that was the best school around here that would give me the best opportunities for learning.

Q: What other colleges were you considering?

A: St. Francis University.

Q: What are you most looking forward to in college?

A: Learning for sure.

Q: What is something that intimidates you about college?

A: The workload. It’s not really the fact that I’m not capable of the learning. It’s more the fact of putting in the effort to actually apply myself and be there for classes [and] to do the work because it is a lot different in college and it’s a big step up compared to high school.

Q: What do you think will be the biggest change from high school to college?

A: Living in a dorm instead of living with my family.

Q: How do you feel about senior year ending?

A: In a way, sad, because there are enjoyable experiences about high school and there are unique things about high school that you don’t get in other parts of your life. At the same time, I am excited because I get to be done with high school, and I get to move on to college, and I get to actually focus on what I’m interested in studying.