Bring on Summer!


This past quarter was definitely an odd one. Some could even say that it was disappointing. However, after the stressful ending to the school year, surely a great summer is to come. 

Hopefully this summer will be a blessing to those who have been under a lot of stress and pressure. This could be a great escape from all the chaos around us. Although this summer is likely to be very different from past summers, we should still try to make the best of it.  

Many summer activities will most likely be impractical this year. However, there are still so many things that will get you in the summer time mood. 

Some summer camps have been cancelled this year, but don’t let that stop you from making memories with your friends. Although summer camp may be off the table, camping is still possible. 

There are plenty of summer activities for you and your friends to partake in. Some examples include picnics, lake days, bike rides, swimming, catching fire flies, or even eating fruit like strawberries and watermelon. Sometimes sitting outside on the front porch eating ice cream cones with friends can be a delightful part of the day. 

I challenge you to seek out adventures this summer. Whether it be a simple activity such as blowing bubbles and drawing with sidewalk chalk, or a more elaborate adventure such as diving off a cliff into the water, your summer time adventures are waiting. 

Get outside! Spend time playing catch with your brother or sister. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen. Although, is it really summer if you don’t even get a sunburn? 

Read books! There are so many books out there to love. There’s nothing quite as peaceful as finding the perfect place to read your favorite novel. 

Be with friends! Whatever you do, invite your friends to tag along. After the long period of self-isolation, it’s not a surprise that many of us crave a good time with our closest friends. 

Make friends, make memories! This summer is yours to seize. Make this summer one to remember, but stay safe. Don’t forget to keep washing your hands and respect everyone’s personal space.  

I would like to end with a special shout out to the class of 2020. Congratulations guys! You worked hard for this and you made it! Stay safe everyone and have a great summer!