Goals for summer 2019

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Goals for summer 2019

With summer comes endless possibilities, so go out there and try something new!

With summer comes endless possibilities, so go out there and try something new!

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With summer comes endless possibilities, so go out there and try something new!

Published under fair use

Published under fair use

With summer comes endless possibilities, so go out there and try something new!

Heather Suraci and Shani Vasquez

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As the 2018-2019 school year comes to a close, students here at HHS are ready and eager for summer to kick off. Some students are excited for their much-anticipated vacations to various destinations that range from Jersey Shore beaches to exotic islands. Others are looking forward to a much-needed break from anything academic related and to relax at home for two months. However, for those who are looking to reorganize themselves and be more productive this upcoming season, the Voice is here to help you find the right goal for you to work towards this summer.

  1. Volunteer work

Somerset County has a multitude of volunteer opportunities for those who are looking to give back to the community. Various food pantries, like the Food Bank Network of Somerset and Franklin Twp Food Bank, are always looking for helping hands to sort and stock shelves. Also, assisted living homes are always happy to welcome new volunteers to help out at their events. If you wish to seek other volunteer opportunities, visit the Hillsborough Township website to find other options.

2. Summer classes

For those who want to get ahead with their school work, summer courses are always a great way to stay productive and studious over the break. Summer courses are useful as you may need to fulfill a graduation requirement, wish to get ahead in science or math courses, or want to clear up room in your schedule for other classes. Whatever the reason, summer courses are always a great option for students as they have various academic benefits and keep you busy. Ask your guidance counselor for more information if you are interested.

3. Learn a new language

Summer is the time to take on that new language you’ve been dying to learn. With all that free time on your hands, there are multiple apps and websites such as Duolingo that will make the learning process much smoother. You could also find someone in which to assist you, such as a friend or even a neighbor. Many tools at your disposal are free of charge, though a private tutor could also be of use if you’re in a crunch for time and have an upcoming international trip planned where you wish to make an impression and show off your new skills.

4. Take up a new project

Though two months is a short time, it can seem to drag on when left to one’s own devices. Instead of sitting around like a couch potato all summer, why not try something new and finally take on that project you’ve been meaning to start? This could include something physical like building a tree house or a blog. You can also embark on a mental journey, like taking up yoga or meditation. The possibilities are endless and this is the time to step out of your comfort zone and truly grow as a person.

Numerous options are available for those who are looking to stay productive this summer vacation. For those who are true go-getters, maybe taking up a few options on this list will make your summer extra busy and make you feel very accomplished. However you choose to spend your vacation, make sure you do something you are passionate about, and most importantly, have fun!

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