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Students talk about how they are going to spend their summer

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Junior Rita Saidi is going to work on her college applications.

Junior Rita Saidi is going to work on her college applications.

Junior Rita Saidi is going to work on her college applications.

Alexandria Meuret, Reporter

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With school ending in one week, students are preparing themselves for the limitless possibilities of summer break. With summer break spanning for about two months, students will be engaging in many different activities from visiting family to working and traveling.

As there is lots of free time during the summer, students have the opportunity to work and make money to save up for the coming school year.

“I’m going to be a lifeguard to make money,” sophomore Sarah Johnson said. “I also think it will be a lot of fun.”

Many students are also using their summer break to get ahead in classes and prevent stress senior year.

“I’m going to work on my college apps and write my essays so I can relax and not be stressed the beginning of senior year,” junior Rita Saidi said.

Just like Saidi, Junior Jennifer Davis plans on studying and getting ahead for her senior year, Davis also plans on traveling all over the world.

“I’m going to London for four days, then I’m going to Los Angeles for three days for dance, and then after that, I’m going to New York for a concert, a convention with many artists,” Davis said. “When I go to Thailand I’m spending a month and a half there to take extra classes and relax.”

Although some are traveling to visit different places, others are going to volunteer in different communities.

“I’m going to West Virginia for around two weeks to build houses for people in need,” freshman Quynh Tran said.

On the flip side to studying or volunteering, some are using their time to travel and discover new places around the world.

“I’m going to Australia and New Zealand for two weeks,” junior Toby Howard said. “I’m going to visit Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne. I’m excited to see the kangaroos and koalas.”

Although traveling is one of the more common ways to spend summer break, some students are focusing on sports.

“I’m going to spend as much time as possible training for track,” sophomore Cristine Aguinaldo said. “I really want to get better and grow as an athlete.”

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