Caitlin Hill, Britton-Hecla senior and intern at the Britton Journal, asked her classmates about their plans after high school:
“Out of our class of 37 kids, I was able to survey 29 of them—30 counting me.
• Twelve of them said they would come back to the area.
• Fourteen said they would not.
• Four said they weren’t sure.
“It seemed that the ones who were going to return were going to do so because they like the small community feel and to stay close to family. The ones who were going to leave believed that the careers they seek weren’t supported in a small town such as Britton, and that they will have to live in a larger place.”