by KARLIE HAYES, special to 92127 Magazine

Nighthawks Soar in the Summer

As summer approaches, the Del Norte Nighthawks are ready for some hard-earned relaxation. But believe it or not, DNHS students’ summers are filled to the brim, whether they are freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or seniors.

Freshman Romina has a summer filled with learning new things. “I wanted to learn a new language and do a new sport,” she said. So, she will be spending time doing just that – windsurfing, taking French, and going to the beach.

Beach days are also in the cards for Jasmine, a sophomore. Along with spending time in Del Mar or La Jolla, she will be participating in a soccer tournament and going to Italy. “I want to see all the sights in Italy because it is so pretty and I have never been there!” she said.

Junior Kayleigh’s summer is even more packed. Along with a regional soccer tournament in Hawaii, she will be going to a Best Buddies conference in Indianapolis. At the soccer tournament, she will be soaking up the sun at the beach, playing soccer, and doing team-bonding activities with all of her teammates. Meanwhile, at the Best Buddies conference, she will join other club leaders from around the country in order to learn new ways to spread it and implement new programs into DNHS.

Senior Ritika is traveling even farther. “I’m going to India this summer to see my family, who I have not seen in four years,” she said. There, she is going to do a religious pilgrimage, which includes hiking up a mountain. According to tradition, if you hike up the mountain, any of your wishes can come true. After the pilgrimage, she will spend an additional month in India before coming back home to settle down before she heads to college in the fall.

So from Indianapolis to Italy and from relaxing to active sports, our Nighthawks are certainly finding ways to keep busy this summer. They are more than ready to make summer 2018 count!

Karlie Hayes is a junior at Del Norte High School. She is participating in an internship program with 92127 Magazine.