BHS students ready for summer plans


Cecilia Cottrell, BHS Journalism

As the 2018 school year comes to a close, students of Baldwin High School start looking ahead to their summer plans. Some students will be traveling far, while others are staying close and hang out with friends.

“I am going to Europe for two weeks,” freshman Gracie Bryan said. “Then I will be traveling to Branson, Missouri, for a family vacation.”

Many students at BHS makes plans with friends and just stay local instead of traveling far out.

“I am going to stay in town this summer and hang out with my friends and family and chill out,” sophomore Rebecca Thompson said.   

The students are not the only ones looking forward to summer, teachers and staff have plans of their own as well.

I am most looking forward to spending time with my daughter, Kori,” English teacher Randi Canterbury said. “My summer plans are very simple: spend as much time playing outside, swimming, and generally just playing with my daughter. My husband and I plan to take Kori to the zoo at least once and my husband and I are going on a trip to celebrate our fourth wedding anniversary.”

While Canterbury stays close to home, teacher Kit Harris has plans to travel.

“Our family is going to South Dakota right when school is out,” Harris said. “We rented a cabin in the Black Hills near Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse and the Badlands. We have never been there, we are really excited to see it.”

Like teachers, students will be traveling, freshman Brooke Peterson will be traveling for summer break.

“I am going to Beavers’ Bend this summer for half the time with some of our friends from when we lived in Texas and spending the other half with our relatives,” Peterson said. “I love going there because I can practice my water skiing, kneeboarding, and wake boarding with all of my friends.”

Other students have competitive or club summer sports for their summer break plans.

“I will be playing softball all summer long,” sophomore Emma Grossoehme said. “I will mainly be playing in the Kansas City area but I will also be traveling to Arkansas to play.”

Seniors will be coming to an end of an era at BHS and will have a summer of planning for their next big steps outside of high school.

“I have decided to not continue my softball career into college,” senior Addie Nigh said. “I am attending Butler Community College next fall to major in criminal justice.”