Koorsen’s plan for a gap year before college

Taking a gap year before going to college, Calvin Koorsen ’16 hopes to head to California and start a band with other seniors that are also taking a year off.

Koorsen smiles for his senior pictures.

After spending four years at Heritage, Koorsen is excited to move on to bigger things after taking a gap year.

“In California, I am going to meet some old friends and reconnect with them,” says Koorsen.

While spending some time in California, he looks forward to swimming in the ocean, visit new places and going camping. Other than going to California during the gap year, Koorsen will be the lead vocalist in the band. He has been singing for two years and wants to learn how to play guitar. With his band, they plan to practice a lot and have some gigs in the local area.

“As a parent, I think it will be good for Calvin to take a year off because of his personality. It will be good for him to take a breather and focus his life on what he wants to do,” says Chrissy Koorsen, Calvin’s mother.

While he is still in Colorado, Koorsen would like to learn how to ski, snowboard and hang out with friends before everyone goes to college. After taking a year, he plans on going to Arapahoe Community College and transfer to Metro to pursue his goals of receiving a business degree.

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