Spring Break brings relaxation, travel for students, staff


Victoria McCoy, General Assignments Reporter

Spring break is time for most to go out of town or see new things they haven’t before. Others enjoy the week off from all the stresses that go along with being a 7th or 8th grader at Red Oak Junior High, as well as the stress of being a teacher.

People going out of state may be going to see the unknown or just want to see their family that don’t live near. Such is the case with Camry Smith, who will be going to see her grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins she hasn’t seen in over a year.

“I am going to Atlanta, Georgia. I am really excited to see everyone in my family I haven’t seen in a long time,” Smith, a 7th grader, said.

Some people do enjoy just laying back and having a peaceful break, like Kyle Tucker, who does not have extravagant plans for spring break.

“I don’t have anything to do, but if I did, I would probably go out of town or see my family,” Tucker, an 8th grader, said.

Other people have actual business to take care of. A lot of work can be done during spring break. This is certainly true for librarian Cheryl Hawkins.


“I am excited to see my daughter and all of the bridesmaids,” said Hawkins, who will be helping her daughter plan her wedding over the break.

Traveling, taking care of responsibilities, or just relaxing at home are what most people are planning to do over the break. Most importantly, it’s just a chance to take a break from school.

“I am always prepared to go to Disney World,” Dayveon Love said. “I am excited for Spring Break.”