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Spring Break Escapes with Adams


Thanks to the groundhog, an early spring was announced on February 2, 2024. As the sun starts to shine on the Highlanders, they can’t help but get excited about Spring Break. A week-long recess is on its way, and staff and students are counting down the days until vacation. So what exactly is everyone doing for the upcoming break? 

It is a tradition of most high schools to participate in a senior class trip for spring break. Participating students and chaperones typically travel somewhere tropical, like San Diego, Cancun, or Florida. This year, many Adams seniors are heading to sunny Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.  

2024’s resort pick is the Hard Rock Casino in Punta Cana. The resort is beautiful with stunning sandy beaches, exciting nightlife, and several pools with water park features. The seniors are excited to spend each day trying something new. Boredom surely won’t be an issue during senior vacation.

The beach view at the resort. (Photo credit: Hard Rock Casino Resort)

“I’m most excited about being at the pool and hanging out in the sun. I love all-inclusive resorts and have been to a couple in Mexico, so this trip should be similar,” said senior Mia Dutil. 

Some students have been looking forward to their senior spring break since they were freshmen. Past seniors have consistently described the vacation with high praise and recalled several priceless memories. 

“I remember my senior friends talking about their spring break, and I felt like that was so far away, but now it’s finally here, and it doesn’t feel like it should be,” said senior Olivia Dance.

Laughing about what the past senior classes experienced on spring break has been a fun routine for many years. The Monday that students return to school is highly anticipated by the underclassmen. In turn, encouraging them to join in their senior year. 

Another luxurious amenity the resort has to offer. (Photo credit: Hard Rock Casino Resort)

“We booked the trip over a year ago, and excitement has been building ever since,” said Dutil. 

A majority of students have been friends from the start of middle school, when being a high school senior was just a dream in the far future. Now that the time is actually here, bittersweet emotions fill the halls. The senior class is preparing to take on one last adventure with their childhood best friends. 

“Some of [my friends] I’ve known since I was five, and some since middle school…the time goes by and you don’t even notice,” said Dance. 

However, the senior trip isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Whether students are staying in Michigan with friends and family or traveling elsewhere, spring break is different for many. Others chose to plan a more personal trip with their group of friends in a different locale. 

Chloe Swain, Kyra Heinzmann and Bridget Kevelighan took spring break into their own hands and planned a week-long vacation in Florida. 

“It’s been planned since October, and now that it’s almost here, we are so excited for our first girls trip. It’s been a long time coming,” said senior Chloe Swain. 

A girls trip has been on their bucket lists since Elementary school. The three of them have grown up together, every step of the way. Whether it was the 5th grade camping trip, the 1st day of sixth grade or entering high school together, their bond hasn’t been stronger. Their long awaited escape to sunny and sublime Florida will forever be a bright memory to look back on. 

This year’s trip to Punta Cana, or other trips planned by seniors, will be one of the closing events to make everlasting memories as a senior in high school. There’s no better way to celebrate the end of a beginning than basking in the sun with childhood friends. After spring break, the real countdown to graduation begins. Just two short months left to savor time as a Highlander. 

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Ava Hirvela
Ava Hirvela, Writer
Ava Hirvela is a senior at Adams High School and this is her first year writing for The Kilt. She enjoys styling fashion photo shoots, watching films, and writing. She is a board member of the UNICEF club and President of the Fashion club. Ava is very excited to start her journalism career. She is going to major in fashion design and minor in marketing and journalism. 

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