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The summer job search is on for some students


While summer is on the brink and the school year comes to an end, students of all grades begin to look for work during the summer. Some students decide to spend their summer learning valuable skills whilst getting paid while others decide to focus their time on things they hold near and dear to them like family and friends. 

“I plan on working for Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Md. My primary job would be a caddy for golf as well as a busboy,”  Charlie Waller ‘27 said.

Waller decided to focus his summer time on working to make good money while spending time with friends. A couple of his friends will be working there, so why not spend time with friends while making money? 

Kasper Parfomak ’27 has taken the opposite route and has decided to dedicate his time this summer to those he cherishes the most. He wanted to focus on spending more time with family and doing it in a fun way, sharing some common interests such as fishing with his family. 

“I do not plan on working this summer. I will be up in the mountains of Colorado fishing and spending time with my extended family,” Parfomak said.

Milton Yates ‘26 plans on working for an ice cream shop not only to make money but also to keep busy. All school year students are busy, and during the summer, students are provided with ample free time. Yates wants to stay busy during the summer and feels he can best fill his free time with a job on top of hanging out with friends. 

“I am going to work for an ice cream shop to keep my summer busy and make money rather than just staying at home,” Yates said. 

Similarly to Yates, Julian Antezana ‘26 wants to maintain a busy schedule during the summer. He plans on doing many activities to keep him busy such as preparing for an upcoming soccer season, hanging with friends, and the most important working throughout the summer. 

“I plan on getting a job at the International Country Club so I can make some money and have something else to do during the summer,” Antezana said. 

As Thomas Gabay ‘25 prepares for his hectic summer, he really has no time to have a constant schedule of work, but he stills wants to make some money. He decided it was best to get a part time gig with babysitting and soccer training when he is available. Not only will the soccer training pay, but he is also training for his final soccer season at Gonzaga in which he hopefully is able to take home another championship. 

“Officially working this summer is going to be difficult. With travel, family and service trips, there is no time for a true job. However, I will pick up some babysitting and soccer training to fit into my schedule,”Gabay said. 

Ryu Johnson ‘25 specifically wants to focus on making memories with friends and locking in for his last year of baseball at Gonzaga. After a hopeful playoff run this previous season the baseball team fell just a little short in the championship, and Ryu wants to be a big part of the reason that won’t happen next season. He will dedicate most of his time this summer to baseball doing his best to bring another championship back to Eye Street. 

“I want to work but with baseball and spending time with friends this summer,” Johnson said.

Alexander Weng ‘24  is currently working at Bethesda Country Club, but as a senior his priorities are his last moments with some of his high school friends. He wants to cherish all the times and memories they had together by spending his final time before college with them. 

“I recently got a job working at a country club, but as summer approaches I believe that I will quit. I would rather dedicate spending my final summer before college enjoying the presence of my friends rather than working. I plan on going on a trip to Italy with some friends, and hopefully, we will make lots of memories together,” Weng said. 

Alex Bovim ‘24 is following the common theme amongst seniors in wanting to spend their final moments as seniors with their friends. Bovim realizes that he will be going to college all the way on the West Coast and will probably not get to see many of his friends for a very long time. He wisely decided to cherish his final months with his friends before he goes onto bigger and better things in college. 

“I used to work previously in the summer, but this year I am going to spend more time with friends instead of working. While the money would be nice before college, I want to spend as much time with friends as possible before I have to go off to college,” Bovim said. 

Finally, the common theme amongst the group of individuals interviewed is that the younger underclassmen are looking for jobs because they want the money and want to fill some of the free time they have in the summer. They recognize they still have plenty of time to spend with family and friends so they just want that extra little bit of cash to either spend or save. On the contrary, the older upperclassmen are not necessarily looking for work either because their summer is already hectic with sports and events or they simply want to squeeze out every chance they get to spend time with their friends and family before leaving for college. Whatever our Eagles do, we hope that this summer is fun and that they stay safe.

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