By Julianna Mirabile and Hannah Butera
Spring break is a time to relax and forget about the stress and struggles that many have been bombarded with for the past months. This years spring break will be from April 7-14. With just a few weeks away from break, many students at Glenelg have their plans set in stone. Many exciting vacations, in and out of the country, will get students energized for the last quarter of the year, and maybe get them a nice tan.
Senior, Chris Currie, will be flying to one of the coral archipelagos, Turks and Caicos. This trip was a graduation gift, and his family will be accompanying him. His luxurious resort will provide him with food, drinks, and a beautiful view all week. Some activities he looks forward to are cliff diving, jet skiing, windsurfing, and fishing. Fishing will take place on a boat with a glass bottom. He aspires to catch, “An asian sheepshead wrasse, though that would be very rare.”
Junior, Brittany Anderson, will be exploring the luminous waters of the Caymen Islands with her mother. After receiving her scuba certification a few months ago, she is thrilled to be going on three dives a day in the Caribbean Ocean. Her hard work has taken her a long way, for she says that she, “recently took two hour classes to be certified to go down thirty more meters than an average scuba diver.” She has been scuba diving a few times before and is thrilled to be able to see the aquatic animals that will be roaming the Caymens.
Sophomore, Martayn Vanderwall’s, plane is directed towards South of Mexico to the country of Nicaragua. This first time trip will be with his family, ziplining over volcanoes and hiking up mountains. Being a professional fisherman, he is excited to seek out the different species that will be living in the waters down there.
Freshman, Matt DiFranco, is heading to the Bahamas for the first time with his family. He is looking forward to being able to swim with the dolphins and snorkel through the crystal clear water. After recently learning how to surf, he will be practicing more in the waves. Fishing will also be an enjoyable activity while appreciating the warm weather. The white, coarse sand will be aching for DiFranco due to his intricate talent in building and designing sand castles.
Junior, Zack Odachowski, will be returning to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands for the second time, for a fun filled family affair. Odachowski looks forward to eating the scrumptious jerk chicken St. Thomas has to offer, as well as “smelling the fresh Caribbean Sea”. Odachowski is an avid fisher, and looks forward to exploring the extensive ocean. In addition, his family plans on scuba diving and snorkeling to get a close up look of the many sea creatures that dwell in the sea.
Whether you’re traveling afar this spring break or staying home, the relaxation is a much needed break from the strenuosity school often entails. But, as tropical vacations seem to be a trend this year… let’s dive into the spring break of 2017!