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Summer offers teens options

Ah summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. ~Russell Baker

The summer brings long awaited warm weather and, for high school students, time off from tests, homework, and long hours of studying. With all that time out of school, students have a whole lot of free time to do what they want. Some students plans include running in marathons, foreign travel, trips to local swimming areas to get out of the hot Colorado sun, or even getting themselves a summer job. Any way you look at it, summer is here and it’s been long awaited.

A Helping Hand

“Summer is a time for students to just kick back and not worry about any responsibilities,” said freshman Megan Gingrich, who plans to travel Paris on a missions trip this summer. Gingrich will be traveling with her pastor and his wife to perform help ministries while they participate in a pastor’s conference.

Summer Jobs

With all the fun summer activities comes the cost to participate. So some students plan on getting jobs this summer. “Of course I’m getting a job this summer. I need money to buy a new bathing suit,” said sophomore Dustie Teauge. Junior Wyatt Villa plans to work at the golf course this summer. “I just maintain the field and park cars,” he says.

Running to Victory

Villa also has a second “job” for this summer, training for a half marathon. For some, training long hour each day for a 13.1 mile run may not sound like a fun way to spend their summer vacation, but for Villa it sounds perfect. He plans to run in the 30th annual Steamboat half marathon this summer “I just wanted to do so that I could say that I’ve done it,” he said.

Fishing and Camping

The summer also means time off for faculty. Mr. Moore looks forward fishing, camping, traveling, traveling, and relaxing. “I grew up in the Mid-west so the summers were hot and humid, “he said. I worked at the local Jack in the Box during my summer, “he continued. This summer will also be a last for Moore at MCHS. He looks forward to having more time to do the things he enjoys. “I get to spend more time with my daughters. It’s a much lighter schedule in the summer,” he says.

Making Some Memories

For some students, this summer will be their last high school break. “I just want to make some really good memories with everyone before they go off into the big world,” said senior Krista Schaffer.

MCHS students and faculty, whether it’s their first high school summer or their last, can’t wait until its in full swing.

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