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  • Writer's pictureErika

"Lazy" Days of Summer

Students are always looking for things to do over the summer. I encourage students to pursue activities they really care about—don’t worry about what they think will “look good” to college admissions officers. Reading, going to the pool, hanging out with friends, family vacations, and just being a kid are super important for summer break. Plan for your future, but don’t forget to enjoy your youth!

I want to share some of the things my current students are doing this summer. I’m proud of them and their accomplishments. They are a great group of kids from all different parts of the country, different socioeconomic backgrounds, and different academic abilities. I’m lucky to get to work with them! Maybe this list will give other students and families some ideas about summer options.

Summer Programs/Camps:

Brevard College Summer Music Institute

Film/Acting Camp in NYC

George Mason University Summer Program

High School Diplomats at Princeton University

Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program

Lexington, Kentucky Sister Cities Student Exchange Program, Ireland

Notre Dame Summer Scholars Program

Soccer Conditioning and Camp

Volleyball Conditioning and Camp

Yale Young Global Scholars Program

Summer Jobs:


Chick fil-A


Panera Bread

Papa Murphy’s Pizza Company

Working for Mom and Dad








Historic Home Restoration

Hospital Volunteer

Humane Society Volunteer

Translator (Swahili, French)

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