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FORMER Granger students have moved on from high school life. Granger Alumni are going to college or starting with careers. Alumni have been released into the public and have been learning how to adjust to life as an adult.

“I got straight A’s when I was in high school,” Tuyet Dang (‘15) said. Dang moved from Vietnam to start a new life. She was hoping to get a better education. “When I came here, I had to learn how to get used to a what felt like a different world,” Dang said. Vietnam has a completely different culture compared to the one that Lancers recognize. “I went to Salt Lake Community College when I first graduated, and I am now attending the University of Utah,” Dang said. Dang is currently studying to become a nurse for her future career. “It’s something that I’ve been interested in doing for a while. It’s also something that my family has been wanting me to do for a while,” Dang said.

“I am living with my mother and brother because it’s more convenient and cheaper for me,” Dang said.

An article written by Megan Shuffleton explained that living at home can reduce the stress from all the college experience as reported on the on website.

“I’m going to the University of Utah. I am a double major, majoring psychology and sociology,” Kyra Dalpiaz (‘15) said. Dalpiaz is planning to go to the police academy after graduating, and she is undecided from there.

“College compared to high school is better because you have more freedom,” she said. Of course, there are still rules, but the rules feel less strict compared to the rules many high schools have. “The rules that colleges have don’t feel nearly as constricting as high school rules tend to feel,” Dalpiaz said.

“I haven’t changed much since high school. I’ve dropped some people who weren’t good in my life. You don’t see much drama in college,” Dalpiaz said. In high school when there is drama everyone hears about it. However, in college, there are so many people that nobody really notices.

“It’s too expensive to live in dorms. I’ve just decided to stay at home with my family,” Dalpiaz said.

An article written by Kate Ashford claimed that up to 54 percent of college students choose to live at home as stated on the website.

“I like being able to be with my family, but I know I have to grow up at some point,” Dalpiaz said.

“I learned this year that you cannot procrastinate. College assignments are all due at the same time. Classes are a lot more exciting than in high school. Meeting people is also better in college,” Dalpiaz said. The classes that colleges provide are more about what the student enjoys rather than required academic courses.

“I was pretty shy my sophomore year, but as the years progressed I slowly became more of a social butterfly. I was on the cheer team for all three years in high school. I was able to become a leader in the school,” Kyra said. Dalpiaz is also more confident in who she is, compared to her high school years.

Dalpiaz is assisting the cheer team at Granger. “It feels weird to come back after a while. I like it, but I also dislike it,” she said.

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Granger Alumni make an impact locally and around the state