Coast to Coast
Alex Cacciarelli - Staff Writer
March 30, 2010
Filed under Features
For every High school student in America, this Friday marks the beginning of nine days of rest and relaxation. Every year, students look forward to the time to forget school, and enjoy all that spring has to offer. When only hours remain till Friday afternoon, students tend to get very distracted, and for some students, spring break can mentally start much earlier than the nineteenth. Nine glorious, blissful days of nothing but sun, flip flops and swimming pools can be very exhilarating to think about. It is the time for Westminster students to disperse throughout the country in an effort to find the warmest beaches and coolest coasters.
While the most popular vacation spot for Westminster students was Florida, some students journeyed to the Grand Canyon, Michigan and even France. Some go with family, some go with friends, some stay in town. But for every last Westminster student, spring break is the turning point from the middle of the school year to the home stretch. A much needed break that signals the end of cold dark winter days, and welcomes in the beautiful, colorful days of April and May. The Westminster baseball team makes it’s annual trip to Cocoa Beach, Florida for it’s spring baseball tournament. For Rich Van Gilst, head baseball coach, the trip to Florida is nothing new.
“Honestly, I’ve been so many times, that I wouldn’t mind if I never see that place again. The team has been going since the middle of the 90’s. I bet I have been almost twenty times.”
Other students break out of their routine trips and go somewhere new and exciting.
“ We just wanted to go out of the country somewhere, and the Dominican Republic is what we came to. We’re going by our selves and we are just going to do whatever comes up,” said Jake O’Brien and Jack Ross.