Burke’s Corner: May 30, 2014

By Burke Bruttig

Burke’s Corner is  a once-a-week photo corner of answers to questions of  seriousness, controversy or lightness in El Dorado County. Look for me in the community each week to ask you the question of the week and get your answer! For future question suggestions, comments or contact,  Burke can be reached at [email protected]

Question: What are you doing after graduation this year?

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Michael Weston
Co-Valedictorian, El Dorado High School

After I graduate from high school, I will attend either Vanderbilt University or UC Santa Barbara for at least four years. My plan for college is to study various sciences and, in doing so, decide on a single area of concentrated study. After college, I plan to have a career in scientific research and hope to have a beneficial impact on society.


David Sieminski
Co-Valedictorian, El Dorado High School

I plan to attend Folsom Lake College and then transfer to UC Davis or UC Berkeley. I am going to major in computer engineering and hopefully work at a major technology company like Microsoft.


Ryan Gray
Salutatorian, El Dorado High School

I plan on attending UC Riverside under the honors program next fall where I will be studying computer science in the Bourns College of Engineering. During and after college I hope to obtain internships and a job in my field so I can make an impact in the world of technology.



Julie Brown
El Dorado High School

In the fall, I plan to attend Simpson University, located in Redding. There, I intend on majoring in cross-cultural studies with a specialization in Transformational Community Development. My dream is to reach third-world countries in need and provide for the peoples of those nations.


Madison Orr
El Dorado High School

After high school, I will be attending Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont., and I am majoring in exercise science. I eventually want to be a physical therapist specializing in sports physical therapy.


Naomi Bastian
El Dorado High School

Above all, I am an individual. I don’t think anyone should be defined by societal expectations and cultural standards. I believe that college is a great fit for many people. But the truth is, I’m not ready to go to college yet. I love too many things and I’m not very good with commitment. It may seem crazy but I dream of traveling. I want to see the world, and experience many different places, cultures and people. After high school, with my dream in my hand, I am going to backpack through Europe and hopefully the rest of the world eventually. I am going to go, see and experience. I am going to learn, understand, and feel deeply. I am going to find myself, not within the boundaries of this town or school, but of the world.

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