Summer Time and Livin's Easy Thursday, May 31, 2012 By Justin Golden
The air is warming, the sun is shining, and summer is finally coming at last! We have two and a half months of no homework and more importantly, no worries! Two and a half blessed months in which we swim, play, and hang out with friends before turning to the deep, dark halls of Miami Country Day. Congratulations student of MCDS. You have made it through yet another year, and now it’s time to welcome the summer. Welcome the sand on your toes, welcome the hot sun on your back, welcome the air in your face, and welcome your summer 2012! Whether you are celebrating the break traveling the globe, preparing for college, or working (just to name a few), it is important to find time to enjoy yourself. The most common way to kickback and relax this summer is at the beach. Now while the beach may not seem too exciting, because it’s an inch away all year round, try to treat yourself to a relaxing day, the kind of day that you could find at a beach. Soak up all that Miami, or wherever else you’re going, has to offer. That’s exactly what some of Country Day’s students are doing. This summer, many Spartans are going out of the country, participating in college preparatory programs, and/or performing countless hours of community service. For example, two sisters, Ellen and Devra Gelman, are going to Africa to work with children in a school. Through a program called Rustic Pathways, the Gelman sisters are going help teach these African students English and help build part of their school. Josh Rivas, a sopho- Michealla Sena in L.A!!! more, and Alexa Halverson, a junior, are teaming up and going to the Berridge Con- servatory in France for a month. The two will be pursuing their passions as thespians. Summer is integral. It does not matter if we are active the whole break or playing the lazy card for two and a half months, we need the time to rejuvenate our brains. We need to work out all those hours that were spent studying throughout the year, heal our hands from months of note taking, and just enjoy ourselves. It looks like summer 2012 will be a great one.