Summer Sun is right around the corner

Students spend summer working various jobs

Ella Stone, Staff Writer


What time is it?

Summertime! (Hey) It’s our vacation

What time is it?

Party time! That’s right, say it loud

What time is it?

The time of our lives! (Hey) Anticipation

What time is it?

Summertime! School’s out, scream and shout!

While summertime is our break from school, summer jobs have always been a way for high school students to make a little extra money on their breaks. For junior Cooper Anderson, it means helping his boss take photos at big events and weddings.

“Earning my own money gives me the freedom to do what I want with that money and have fun,” Anderson said. 

Students don’t always have time for a job, but working can teach everyone certain social skills that they might not otherwise learn. These are skills junior Lillie Rainbolt has learned as a lifeguard at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club.

“I think more high schoolers should have jobs because it teaches you life skills, like dealing with difficult people and time management,” Rainbolt said.

Anderson says that all students should have jobs because it helps them mature and grow into good, working people in society. Lifeguarding and working on golf courses become a staple in the summer for most teenagers. Porter Menz works as a Cart Boy at Crimson Creek Golf Course in El Reno year round, all while balancing two AP classes and doubling in science.