“When I was graduating high school and looking for colleges, SEMO had an A+ program that pays for the first two years in college, but as an honor student graduating in the top ten percent of my class, I felt like I had better options. For that reason (and also against my parents direction), I didn’t want to consider the program because I didn’t want to go to SEMO.
“But things changed and more points came into consideration, such as how expensive out of state tuition can be, and that if you have the opportunity to get scholarships, you should pursue those. I figured I could transfer later and just go to SEMO for a couple of years, but then I got here and I not only liked it, but I really loved it!
“I’ve been in Cape and in the Cape area ever since then. I never thought that I would settle down, ground myself here and start a family, but here I am! I really do love it here. I can’t see myself leaving until I get old and retire and move to Florida.”