Making the tough decision

February 2021

“Well, I'm not sure if I’m going for sure yet, but I plan to go to DMACC in Ankeny,” said Alaya Betts, a senior at Coon Rapids-Bayard High School.

These types of decisions are big during one’s senior year and Betts isn't taking it lightly.  

“My plan during college is to work at a nursing home somewhere around Ankeny since I am a CNA,” Betts said. “My classes will help me decide if I want to pursue either dental or medical.”

Deciding on a job after college is a tough choice to make and Betts is already wrestling with that issue. 

“I would love to become a pediatric nurse, but I think I would also enjoy being a dental assistant, so I’m not quite sure what I’m going into,” she said. 

Going to college and picking a college is hard on its own, but Betts is also wrestling with what she wants to study and what she ultimately wants to do after college.

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