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you want it and fill it with classes that are interesting. college career off by setting long and short time goals I believe that everyone should go to college. It will be for yourself and stick to them. You may find that the decisions you made in high school about your career the best decision you will ever make.” choices are going to be completely different after When Krista Beaupre from Caribou reflects on the past your first year. Don’t be afraid to change your major, year, she states, “One thing I have learned in college it’s about what makes you happy, not what everyone that I will be able to carry with me throughout my else wants you to do. It’s all for you in the long run.” life - it’s plain and simple, TIME MANAGEMENT! The Gauvin Scholars have learned a lot during their In high school I would get to assignments when I first year in college. They have grown and changed, could and got stuff done by its deadline, but nothing and they are preparing for what will be successful was ever pressing and time with friends never had to lives here in Aroostook County. be scheduled in.” Well, in college when you have two Right where they want to be. exams, a five to seven page paper and a presentation all due within three days, you learn to become organized Sandy Gauvin is the president and co-founder of and plan out what you will do and how long you will Aroostook Aspirations Initiative (AAI), and April do it. Time management will definitely be beneficial Flagg is the Executive Director of AAI. in the future to be able to juggle a nursing career as If you would like to learn more about the program, make a donation, or become a volunteer, please well as anything else life may throw at me.” contact the Presque Isle office at 760-0558 or visit Aroostook Brittany Drost, the Gauvin Scholar from Mars Hill, us online at www.gauvinfund.org. has advice for new college students. She says, “Start Aspirations also has an active and engaging social your college career off with an open mind. Everything media platform, including weekly segments on is going to be different in college: the Education in the County on WAGM-TV. Fans can people, the classes, your find AAI on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and everyday routine....it will subscribe to our channel on YouTube all at AAI/ all change. Start your GauvinFund. SUMMER 2015 55