Reeves urges kids to grow as individuals

Amber Murray, Co-copy editor

Paul Reeves, one of the new college advisors, wishes to increase the number of college bound seniors.

Reeves has just recently graduated.

“I graduated in May of 2014 from the University of Missouri-Columbia,” Reeves said.

Pebble Smith, the other college advisor, enjoys having Reeves as a partner and loves the atmosphere
at our school.

“The environment and culture here is so different from any high school or anywhere I’ve worked before. I can’t imagine being anywhere else,” Reeves said.

The students believe that the college advisors are extremely helpful.

“Mr. Reeves broke out a list of the top five colleges for me and we went from there. He helped me prepare for the ACT and other tests,” senior Desiree Brown said.

Reeves is also a part of the GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) also known as Colors.

“I’m one of the advisers for the gay straight alliance. It is not something I had in high school and being able to be a part of it is great,” Reeves said.

Reeves hopes to be there for students and provide a safe environment to grow.

“I would like to make sure that I provide a place where students feel like they can come talk to me. I want to let students know there is so much beyond high school. Whether you love it or hate it, what lies beyond it is life changing and something you need to be prepared for,” Reeves said.

Reeves plans to open up more post-secondary options for students.