Where Rose Goes
Where Rose Goes After School
BY MACIE WRIGHT ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
Now that summer has come and gone, students are back into the swing of the school year and have already been thrown into their daily school routines. During the summer Rose students may be lounging by the pool, hanging out with friends or even working at their jobs. Once the summer ends and school begin, students are preparing for their busy schedules that may include homework, jobs, sports, internships and maybe even the occasional lounge on the couch. Rose students are everywhere around Greenville and are becoming plugged into the community and preparing themselves for the future.
“Usually [during the summer] I would be doing people’s nails and hanging out with my friends,” freshman Darrieanna Satterthwaite said.
Now that school has started back, Satterthwaite has a new afternoon routine.
“I mostly watch [TV] or do my homework if I have any,” Satterthwaite said. “I [also] do nails because I aspire to be a nail technician.”
Students at Rose are not only working towards their goals after school, but are also taking advantage of internships offered through Rose.
Senior Leah Whitehurst leaves everyday after third period for an off campus internship that she received through the school.
“I go to Lautares after [third period] to work,” Whitehurst said. “It is an internship through school.”
Whitehurst has various tasks she completes while at work which include wrapping gifts, taking inventory, stringing pearls and selling jewelry.
“I leave after third period, change and then go to work where they usually have gifts for me to wrap or I will have pearls waiting to be strung,” Whitehurst said.
Students are not only taking internships but are working and volunteering at places that will help them gain experience and help them to develop new skills.
“I like to volunteer and help my mother out with her clients,” senior Marty Worthington said.
Like most students, Worthington likes to take a break after school and relax as well.
“I like to watch TV and stay on my phone 24/7,” Worthington said. “I also have a job where I work with cars and I pull out dents, and [my boss is teaching me] how to paint and color cars.”
Jobs and internships are helping students experiment and dabble in different careers and atmospheres, allowing them to gain experience that will be beneficial down the road. Students also spend their afternoons involved in certain activities such as sports.
Junior Mackenzie Alread plays for a travel soccer team in Greenville and is on the field everyday after school.
“I go home and change, do homework and then head out to the field for two hours,” Alread said.
Alread enjoys playing soccer and looks forward to practice after school.
“[My favorite thing to do in the afternoon is] probably going to practice; it is good to get out everyday,” Alread said.