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End-of-year a busy time for Ghidotti

Editors note: This is the final On Campus student column for the 2012-2013 school year.

The end of the school year means a lot of craziness at Ghidotti High School. Between finals, the last competitions for Ghidotti Games — a school-wide, multi-team competition where students earn team points based on athletic and academic competitions (kudos to this year’s winners, the Pink Team!) — graduation for the seniors and preparations for summer, student schedules get jam-packed.

Many Ghidotti students chose to take summer classes at Sierra College. Even some incoming freshmen have decided to get a head start on their high school experience through these classes. Others have jobs that will occupy their free time. Most, however, will spend their summers just like any other teenager — hanging out and having fun without having to worry about daily homework or early morning classes.

Ghidotti seniors had several pre-graduation events to keep them occupied before the end of school. About 30 of the 42 students in the class went on a field trip to Disneyland in Anaheim for the park’s Grad Night. Students boarded a school bus late at night May 27 to arrive in time to spend all day Wednesday exploring both Disneyland and the adjourning California Adventure Park before the Grad Night festivities in California Adventure from 11 p.m. to 3 in the morning. During that time, the park was open only to graduating seniors, including those from many schools in Southern California. Students then returned to school midday Thursday.

“It was a really big trip, which was good for a senior trip. We went out with a bang,” said senior Freya Johnson.

The following week included the Senior Picnic and Senior Brunch, both events made possible by the assistance of wonderful parent volunteers. Graduation took place that at 6 p.m. June 5.

With the 2012-2013 school year coming to a close, those at Ghidotti have expressed mixed attitudes. As usual, students are excited to be out of class and free to have fun all summer long. However, growing up and moving on can be scary. There will be a new class of freshmen to fill the spots vacated by this year’s seniors. All continuing students are now able to move upward toward their own graduations. Best of luck to all current and former Ghidotti students with the coming 2013-2014 school year!

Macayla Jefferis graduated from Ghidottti Early College High School last week.

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