School Ends; Students Make Summer Plans

Summer vacation is the highlight of the year for most students at NS, and students share some upcoming summer highlights.

Senior Audrey Oldroyd has been counting down the days until her summer plans begin since the beginning of school.

“You know that feeling you get at the end of the school year when you know that summer is coming? I have had that feeling since August,” Oldroyd said.

For Oldroyd, traveling to Europe is coming up on July 6.  She was nominated and chose to be a music ambassador along with seniors Brenden Blackham and Cody Booher.  London, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Germany are all on the list of countries that they will go to and in some of these places, they will be performing.

“If you know anything about me, you will know that I am obsessed with England and the United Kingdom for several different reasons,” Oldroyd said.  “My family originated from England and I relate to the culture the most.  I knew that this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

However, Oldroyd is not the only one leaving the country; senior Blade Cox is as well.

He and his family are taking a trip to Cancun, Mexico. Though this is not his first time traveling to Cancun, he is still very excited for many things, the biggest being authentic Mexican food.

“I would say that my favorite part of traveling with my family is every time we go someplace where we are not being watched by people we know; I always learn something.  I always see a different side of people,” Cox said.

Cox enjoys going on adventures in the places where he goes.  He specifically loves cave diving and snorkeling.

“Back here we try and hold a really high moral character of ourselves, when we are not around people that we need to impress then we can just relax and laugh with each other,” Cox said.

Cox is not the only one going to Mexico.  Junior Luis Cruz is leaving on May 19 to visit family there.  His grandma has a heart problem and he is going there for three weeks to help her and to see his mom.  This is his second time going to Mexico.

“I’m happy I got the chance to see her and that I had the chance to see her at such a young age,” Cruz said.

Junior Hannah Ostraff is also going on a trip out of the country.  She is revisiting England, Scotland and Ireland for a month. They are going because her dad recently finished a lot of their family history and he is going to put pieces of art in the places where their ancestors once lived.  As for Ostraff herself, she will be working on her own art pieces.  She loves the architecture in Europe and plans to take pictures of some of her favorite buildings.  Out of these pictures, she will make books.

“I really like the culture, where you can just be driving down the road and see a castle just sitting there,” Ostraff said.

The last time Ostraff went, she struggled with keeping in touch with her friends.

“I wouldn’t talk to them for a while, and when I came back, they had all moved on,” Ostraff said.

Ostraff says that this time, she will email her friends more in order to ease the communication problem.

Many other students are attending multiple summer camps, many of which are religious oriented.

Sophomore Lucy Anderson is attending Especially For Youth (EFY), one of many religious camps offered over the summer. She is going with some of her other friends, but is also looking forward to meeting new people.

“Seeing different people from all over the world that share one thing in common is very exciting,’’ Anderson said.

Lots of students are going on big trips, but it is important to recognize the importance of a staycation.

“Life is very busy, and sometimes over the summer it is nice to just relax,” senior Lydia Madsen said.

Summer vacation is the highlight of the year for most students at NS, and students share some upcoming summer highlights.

Senior Audrey Oldroyd has been counting down the days until her summer plans begin since the beginning of school.

“You know that feeling you get at the end of the school year when you know that summer is coming? I have had that feeling since August,” Oldroyd said.

For Oldroyd, traveling to Europe is coming up on July 6.  She was nominated and chose to be a music ambassador along with seniors Brenden Blackham and Cody Booher.  London, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Germany are all on the list of countries that they will go to and in some of these places, they will be performing.

“If you know anything about me, you will know that I am obsessed with England and the United Kingdom for several different reasons,” Oldroyd said.  “My family originated from England and I relate to the culture the most.  I knew that this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

However, Oldroyd is not the only one leaving the country; senior Blade Cox is as well.

He and his family are taking a trip to Cancun, Mexico. Though this is not his first time traveling to Cancun, he is still very excited for many things, the biggest being authentic Mexican food.

“I would say that my favorite part of traveling with my family is every time we go someplace where we are not being watched by people we know; I always learn something.  I always see a different side of people,” Cox said.

Cox enjoys going on adventures in the places where he goes.  He specifically loves cave diving and snorkeling.

“Back here we try and hold a really high moral character of ourselves, when we are not around people that we need to impress then we can just relax and laugh with each other,” Cox said.

Cox is not the only one going to Mexico.  Junior Luis Cruz is leaving on May 19 to visit family there.  His grandma has a heart problem and he is going there for three weeks to help her and to see his mom.  This is his second time going to Mexico.

“I’m happy I got the chance to see her and that I had the chance to see her at such a young age,” Cruz said.

Junior Hannah Ostraff is also going on a trip out of the country.  She is revisiting England, Scotland and Ireland for a month. They are going because her dad recently finished a lot of their family history and he is going to put pieces of art in the places where their ancestors once lived.  As for Ostraff herself, she will be working on her own art pieces.  She loves the architecture in Europe and plans to take pictures of some of her favorite buildings.  Out of these pictures, she will make books.

“I really like the culture, where you can just be driving down the road and see a castle just sitting there,” Ostraff said.

The last time Ostraff went, she struggled with keeping in touch with her friends.

“I wouldn’t talk to them for a while, and when I came back, they had all moved on,” Ostraff said.

Ostraff says that this time, she will email her friends more in order to ease the communication problem.

Many other students are attending multiple summer camps, many of which are religious oriented.

Sophomore Lucy Anderson is attending Especially For Youth (EFY), one of many religious camps offered over the summer. She is going with some of her other friends, but is also looking forward to meeting new people.

“Seeing different people from all over the world that share one thing in common is very exciting,’’ Anderson said.

Lots of students are going on big trips, but it is important to recognize the importance of a staycation.

“Life is very busy, and sometimes over the summer it is nice to just relax,” senior Lydia Madsen said.