Spring Break Preview

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Charlotte Cooke

Students plan on traveling far distances for the break.

Evelyn Lowen, Sentry Staff Reporter

Spring break is right around the corner and Yorktown students could not be more excited. Whether people are staying home or going around the world, students need a break. This year, spring break is almost a month later than it was last year, and it is affecting students. Some people are happy about the difference of when the break is because it means the end of the year is closer, but others think they need the break earlier.

Ås expected, a large portion of students that are traveling for spring break are visiting Florida. Freshmen Ben Rosenthal, Tess Monticello, JJ Foti, Sydney Meriwether, Brynn Baskin are each flying out to enjoy the warm weather in Florida this spring break with their families.  

“I am especially excited to sleep on the beach because then I can come back to school with a natural tan,” Monticello said.

Like Florida, North and South Carolina are common destinations this year for the break. Sophomore Henry Gwyn and Andrew Evans are traveling to South Carolina with their families together to have time to relax.

“I am excited to be able to take a break from school work and sports to have time to relax and hang out with my friends. I think the break should have been earlier because we went a long time without having a break from school work.” Gwyn said.

Sophomore Lachlan Stevens is very excited to go to Bolivia this spring break. The country is well known for its beauty and exciting outdoor activities.

“I am looking forward to zip lining because it is one of the longest zip lines in the world.” Stevens said.

For some people, visiting colleges is a priority this spring break. Junior James Brady is looking at two colleges in southern Virginia with his mom.

“For spring break I am going to visit colleges. I am seeing CNU and ODU,” Brady said.

Brady is excited to look at options for college and spend time with his Mom. In addition, he thinks that spring break was pushed back too far this year.

“I think it is way too late because everyone is used to having spring break earlier and now everyone is dreading next week,” Brady said. 

For those who are not taking a trip this spring break, there are an abundance of events going on locally. One of Washington DC’s most famous attractions, The Parade of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, is happening on April 14. It is a great opportunity to see the city during the prettiest time of the year. In addition, the Washington Nationals are hosting the San Francisco Giants in a three-game series from April 16 through April 18. These are just a few examples of what DC has to offer during this time of year.