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Parents seek respect for graduating seniors

CARUTHERSVILLE, MO (KFVS) - According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in October 2014, 68.4 percent of 2014 high school graduates were enrolled in colleges or universities.

However, not everyone takes that path.

"Some kids are going to go straight to work after school, some may want to do some traveling or just see the world for a while," mother of three Christina Williams said. "There are vo-tech schools, there's colleges, there's just so many things. There's an infinite amount of opportunities right at their finger tips."

In fact, Williams has three kids all taking different paths.

Her oldest is attending Arkansas State studying dental hygiene.

Williams' son is a junior at Caruthersville High School and will have a welding degree by next spring.

Her youngest child will likely enroll into the military.

That is why she is advocating that people begin asking what a student plans on doing after graduation, rather than asking where they are going for college.

"Everybody has plans and everybody has goals that they are working towards and as long as they are doing something to further their goal then we will back them 100 percent," Williams said.

Williams said it is best if the decision to attend college is left up to the child individually.

"I just want my kids to by happy and proud of what they do and to do it with the best of their ability."

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