By Sammy Burkhard
The end of the school year is coming up, and many people are in absolute, high spirits for the upcoming summer break. Some students may be readying themselves for college, while others may be spending their three months oversleeping, and enjoying the vibe of no schoolwork, and the scorching hot, but beautiful weather outside.
Kristen Purcell, a graduating senior from the Class of 2017 mentioned working a 3rd year as a camp counselor at the Clark Recreational Center in which she takes great pride in.
Purcell said, “I enjoy watching all the kids grow up, and develop through the six weeks that I work at the camp. I love how the kindergartners that I counsel, start off as nervous children, then end up as outgoing, and joyful individuals. The bond that I create with these kids is the best aspect of my job.” Purcell also mentioned spending one week vacationing in Puerto Rico with her family. In Puerto Rico, she plans to visit San Juan, and enjoying the beach. Purcell is also going to Florida to book her sister’s wedding.
Like Purcell, Alexa Lugo, an ALJ Freshmen is planning to get a job as a camp counselor, or work as a Staff Member at the Clark Pool as another option. Lugo also included vacationing to a resort in the Dominican Republic, and spending time in a shore house down by Point Pleasant.
Other students like ALJ Freshmen, Kyle Briscese is looking forward to committing his time to baseball which he mentioned to be one of his favorite sports. He also plans on going down to Brick, NJ to a shore house where he will be spending time with his closest friends, and family members.
Another student-athlete, ALJ Sophomore, Nicole Buczynski is eager to start her season as a Junior Soccer Player as a second year starter for ALJ. She particularly enjoys her pre-season because she loves the bond that her, and her friends develop before the real season begins.
Buczynski said, “I really enjoy the friendships I have with my teammates who later I was lucky to call my friends by the end of last year’s season. Even through all the brutal, and vigorous fitness that my teammates, and I had to face during pre-season, and season practices, I still managed to maintain a positive, and hopeful attitude, knowing that my team was there with me, and my friends were going through the exact same thing.”
She also looks forward to taking advantage of the weather, and spending some time at the beach with her friends.
Many students spend many different ways of taking advantage, and making the best of their time during the three short months of summer break.