Students prepare to travel the globe for summer


As summer vacation approaches, students begin to prepare for their planned trips around the world. Some will travel to experience new places, while others arranged to reconnect with family.

Eighth-grade student Zoe D. will reunite with her family beside the Mediterranean Sea in Greece. “I am super excited to see my family,” she said. “We try to go every summer and I enjoy every second of it.”

Zoe plans on spending time with her family in Cyprus, Mykonos and Santorini for a month.

“We will spend the day in Cyprus at the beach and then eat at my grandparents’ house,” she said. “My grandma is the best cook in the world.”

Most of her time spent in Cyprus will be at Seafront, an area of the city where restaurants and activities are present.

“I like Greece way more than America because the food there is just incredible,” she said. “It’s a safe place where I can go and be with my family.”

The memories in Greece make Zoe feel special and free. She said she is “super lucky to get to travel internationally so often.”

While some have travel traditions set upon them this summer, others will not be exploring another country. Freshman Drew Newlin will be remembering his memories from previous trips during these upcoming months.

“It was a very interesting and unique experience for me to travel to other countries in the past,” Newlin said. “My favorite part was being able to observe the culture of the locals.”

Newlin chose Mexico to be his favorite country because of the rich culture, delicious food and amazing scenery.

“An amazing aspect of Mexico was the beautiful reefs which I can so clearly remember even though it was a long time ago,” he said. “Just thinking about it makes me eager to return.”

Although Newlin enjoys exploring new places, he can only aspire to travel across the globe during these upcoming months. He aims to experience the wonders of Europe one day.

“It is only a dream currently,” he said.

By Violet Castillo

Editor’s note: Brevard Public Schools policy prohibits the inclusion of middle-schoolers’ last names on district-sponsored websites.