By: Anthony Yauch -
Every year, students around the country look forward to summer vacation. The only problem is that most students do not know what to with all of this extra free time. The good news is that we at The Rebel Report came up with a solution to this year-after-year problem. We walked around the library and guidance office and ask students and staff what their summer plans were. Maybe you’ll find some inspiration.
Mike: “I am going to the beach, getting a job, and going to Cedar Point.”
Adam: “I am going to Myrtle Beach for two weeks.”
Mr. Ashaolu: “I am going to Tahiti this summer for 10 days in an over the water room for my wedding ceremony.”
Mrs. Cerminara: “I am going to Cape Mary with my grandchildren.”
Mr. Klisavage: “I will be coaching a traveling lacrosse team and going to New York.”
Dan: “I am going to West Virginia to build houses with St. Thomas Moore.”
Matt: “I am going to football camp and lacrosse games.”
Chezarina: “I am going to Bethany Beach for a week.”
Chris: “I am going to Disney for a week.”
Mr. Carmassi: “I am going to play golf in Myrtle Beach.”
For those of us that do not have enough money or time to go on a vacation, we have some suggestions of local activities that most teens in our area do all summer long.
1. Go to an amusement park. There are three major parks in the Pittsburgh area; Kennywood, Sandcastle, and Idlewild. Discount tickets can be purchased every day at the Customer Service counter at your local Giant Eagle.
2. Go on the bike trail in downtown Pittsburgh. The trail is a few miles long and allows riders to see all of the great Pittsburgh sites, or for a longer trail, try the 15 mile long Mon/Yough bike trail and some of the new connectors to the Greater Allegheny Passage.
3. Go camping. Maybe in the middle of a national forest, like Ohiopyle, or in a small patch of trees by your house. This is a great way to pass time and have fun with your friends.
4. Have a water gun/balloon fight. This is a great way to stay cool and have some competition as well.
5. Hit the pool. South Park Wave Pool, Dormont Pool or the pool in your backyard is a great way to beat the summer heat and work on your tan.