Spring Break Activities


Johan Wichterle

Karen Yeung 18’ was excited about the plans she made for Spring break.

There’s one thing that is always on every senior’s mind every spring: spring break. As the long-awaited recess approached, seniors packed and prepared for plans that were made well in advance. Traditionally, spring break is the most exciting time of year for any senior. While the rest of the school may be ready to wrap up another year at Bronx Science, the seniors are channeling their energy into the biggest transition they will ever have to face- going to college. Spring break may seem like any other ordinary break, and many question what makes spring break so special for seniors.

“Spring break is a break where we, seniors, finally get to relax. By then, we would have received our college results and we’re pretty much done with all the heavy lifting. It’s really all about spending the last few months with your closest friends who will be going away for college,” said Karen Yeung ‘18.

Plans for spring break can be extravagant, but they can also be as simple as a day at the beach. After all, it’s not about where you are but about who you’re with. Most plans involve staying away at a rented Airbnb or hotel in a different state. Seniors are well aware that this is their last hurrah before graduation and prom. It is a sentimental and gushy moment, but also equally rewarding of all the hard work that the seniors have put into their high school career.

“A couple of friends and I rented a house in the Poconos for spring break. We’re all excited about spending the weekend away from the stress of school. We deserve this break,” said Dongren Deng ‘18.

Some seniors have other plans in mind, especially since college tuition and fees big factors for this year’s seniors’ plans for the spring. After all, we all want to save as much money as we can to attend out dream schools. “My friends and I are trying to save money for college and prom, so we’re staying at a friend’s house upstate to avoid costs like rent. Instead we can focus more on the times shared together and use our money to buy more food!,” said Yeung.

Whether it’s a weekend getaway in Pennsylvania or a sleepover at a friend’s house, a senior’s spring break is nothing short of exciting. Seniors have come to realize that you don’t need an expensive getaway to enjoy their Spring break. It’s just the idea of being surrounded by many loving and caring people.

“This is what we’ve all been waiting for. I remember during winter break I couldn’t really relax because I had to finish college applications and I had to study for my midterms right when I got back. I can definitely feel like sitting back because everything is kind of complete,” said Joyce Zhang ‘18.