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Last Day of School for Anchorage School District Students

May 17, 2012|Samantha Angaiak | Channel 2 News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Thursday was the last day of school for Anchorage School District students. They celebrated as they left their classmates, teachers, principals and school buildings behind until the fall.

Students at Rogers Park Elementary said they plan to participate in activities like Boy Scouts camp, summer classes, fishing, and hiking.

Max Jamieson, a 3rd grader, said his favorite part about the summertime is having the luxury to sleep in. "You don't have to wake up at 6 o'clock every morning," he said.

Hunter Pounds, a 5th grade student, said he'll be spending the summer taking an online pre-algebra course and do some reading to help him get one step ahead of his peers.  Hunter said he will take some time to enjoy the outdoors before the classes start. "First I'll probably play with my brother outside. Maybe play basketball. Or maybe just run around in the front yard," he said.

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Brenna Gessner, who is 8 years old, said she will spend her first evening of freedom watching a movie. Her older brother, Soren, said he plans to spend some time outside and with family members. "When I get back to my house, I'm going to play on my trampoline and then I'm going to go with my aunt to go to a yogurt shop," he said. The Gessner siblings will travel to the Galapagos Islands in June.

Even though classes have stopped, students are encouraged to continue learning new things over the summer break by reading, writing or hiking.

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