William Ellington wonders if he will leave Sturgeon for college

April 18, 2014 | 6:00 a.m. CDT
William Ellington, 16, walks home from Sturgeon High School's baseball practice. Ellington is a sophomore in high school and isn't sure where he will end up after graduation. If he goes to college, he says, it might be impossible for him to commute from Sturgeon. He's figured out it would cost about the same to stay in the dorms at MU or another area college as it would in commuting costs. "It's small here," Ellington says when he thinks about life after college. "If I come back, there's a lot of the people you can be around, and a lot of the people you can't. I don't know what I'll do yet."