Students plan for summer

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Students plan for summer

Chantal (right) stands with her fellow camp counselors posing for a picture. This was during her first year as a camp counselor.

Chantal (right) stands with her fellow camp counselors posing for a picture. This was during her first year as a camp counselor.

Chantal (right) stands with her fellow camp counselors posing for a picture. This was during her first year as a camp counselor.

Chantal (right) stands with her fellow camp counselors posing for a picture. This was during her first year as a camp counselor.

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Over the summer many students prepare for extravagant vacations and get -aways at beaches and resorts. This being said, there are some students that have made plans to help better themselves and others.

Although getting summer jobs is very common, doing nonprofit activities and more schooling is not. However, there are some students who decide to dedicate more time to these things.

“Over the summer I am going to Maryland and Texas,” junior Joey Doyle said. “I am attending the summer seminar at the Naval Academy in Maryland.”

The United states Naval Academy is a federal service academy typically for officers in training. The academy in Maryland seems to be the number one choice for many, making it difficult to get in.

“The purpose of going this summer is to get to submit applications and receive a counselor,” Doyle said.

Getting ahead in this case is extremely important due to the academies 9% acceptance rate. Putting in the work early seems to be the best way to go.

“Texas A&M is my backup school just in case I don’t get into the academy,” Doyle said.

Students frequently attend camps over the summer whether it be sport related of just a camp of fun activities. After a certain age going to camp is no longer an option but there is the option of becoming a counselor.

“I’m a camp counselor and on activities staff at camp cheerio in glade valley North Carolina,” junior Chantal Stalling said.

Being a camp counselor over the summer seems to be an enriching experience for both the counselor and the people attending the camps.

“We try to focus with the camp members and teach them honesty, responsibility and respect,” Stalling said. “We instill these core values in them to help make them into better people.”

Along with lessons, camps are great for having fun and releasing the stress built up during the school year.

“It’s a fun overnight summer camp that offers many activities such as doing arts in crafts, kayaking, volleyball and fishing,” Stalling said.

There are many things to do over the summer, try to enjoy it because before you know it school will be back in session.

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