By Reeya Sharma
Art by Michelle Jun
This summer has a lot in store for SMS students. From starting specialized programs to working new jobs, our SMS high schoolers are sure to be busy.
Rian Tyler (9) will be attending Collage Dance’s summer program, which hosts different classes covering genres like Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, and Modern. Tyler says “I look forward to practicing my point technique for ballet. It’s going to be really hard but really fun.” While reminiscing on the portion of the summer program that brought in guest choreographers, she said, “ It's super exciting and my favorite part.” They help show the dancers different techniques that they could use as inspiration later on.
This summer, Lillian Karnes (9) will serve her first year as a Leader In Training (L.I.T) at Idlewild Presbetarian Church Childcare Center’s summer camp. Karnes says, “L.I.Ts do the dirty work [like] clean[ing] the mudpit, work[ing] snack stands, and basically monitor[ing] the kids.” She continues, “I have been going there every summer since I was five, and now I am excited to help mentor and take care of the other kids.”
Erika Ross (10) plans on taking ACT prep classes over the summer with Ms. Lyttle, Ms. Brundige and Mrs. Mulrooney. Ross states, “ It is definitely going to be good prep and help me get a better fitting on what will be on the ACT.”
Maggie McFadden (11) is going to the Governor’s school for emerging technologies at Tennessee Tech. It is an in person program, and it lasts for about four weeks. McFadden says, “ I will get to learn all about new emerging technologies in our world, conduct research, hear from engineers about their experiences, learn some computer programming, and basically take a deep dive into many different fields of science, including learning all about the science behind the coronavirus and the vaccine.” She later adds, “I cannot wait to go and experience a semi-college lifestyle, and I am super interested in all the topics we are learning about.”
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