New England Summer Opportunities
Taylor Donahue ’14
Warm weather and sunshine is in the air as the approach of summer evidently lurks around the corner with the opening of Morse’s Pond this past Memorial Day weekend. As summer plans unravel, many students are left trying to apply for the few job openings left around town. The most popular job has been one for the ice cream parlors around downtown, such as the new J.P. Licks which has attracted many customers as of late.
As for others, their jobs may surround them around a lake or interacting with young children as a counselor in training. No matter the job, students are looking for opportunities to work. For underclassmen, jobs can be a new and exciting way to spend their free time, and for upperclassmen it can give insight into adulthood they will experience very soon.
For those who are unfortunate to not find a job, or fortunate enough to not have to find a job, New England offers plenty of opportunities to beat the summer heat. Many students may be attending their last year of sleep away camp by a lake and wooded area before they become counselors in training. Others might be practicing and getting in shape for next year’s sports seasons at a variety of college sports camps in the area. For those working hard to prepare for next year, if it’s getting done summer reading assignments, taking daily runs, or swimming at the local pond, lake, or pool, summer provides the perfect break to catch up and have lots of fun.
When driving through mid-July in Wellesley it may be likely to find the town somewhat deserted as many of us embark on are long-awaited vacations. Plenty of townspeople take a short journey over to the Cape and spend their time in sun, surf, and sand along the many beaches of New England. However, there are worldly beaches and adventures that await students, and provide them with much inspiration to work hard with their studies and make it through their finals.
Hopefully this summer will provide the perfect reward for the hard work and huge accomplishments shown in all aspects of this past school year, and give them a well-deserved break before they start the coming year.