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Students make plans for what to do on their summer vacation

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Thousands of kids in the KSFY viewing area are excited about the last day of school.

And whether it's to have fun, play sports or make some extra cash, many students already have special plans for the summer.

KSFY News met some teenagers at Harrisburg High School to find out how they plan to spend their free time.

Surprisingly, many said they were planning to work this summer.

Most of them already had jobs lined up, but some are just glad the school year is over.

And they say it's time to have some fun.

With the stroke of a pen and a stamp of approval, students are dismissed at Harrisburg High. School's out for summer, but that doesn't mean everyone is taking a break.

Student Jordann Krouse said "I plan on working at the mall all summer. I'm also doing volunteer work at the Humane Society, and i'm trying to get some extra credit in."

Student Vanessa Reynolds said "this summer, i actually work two jobs. I work at a portrait studio, and Color Me Mine. I'm also going to be a camp counselor for a week."

Different students have different reasons for taking a  part-time job.

Cody Van Wyk said "my parents kind of made me pay for gas. I needed some money for gas, so I decided I'd get a summer job and then on the side I've made some extra money and have been saving it."

"I think it's weird not working. I like to be responsible and independent, so it keeps you out of trouble," Reynolds said.

Some students have other plans for their summer break.

Dylan Tams said "this summer I won't be working much because I'm going to be playing a lot of baseball, around 60 games or so for Sioux Falls West. I will try to work when I can, maybe five hours a week, in construction."

Marianne Bishop said "my dad said he'll take us on a two-week vacation so we can try to hit up some Six Flags here in the U.S."

Jeffrey Waldner said "I work. I'm looking to get more hours and stuff like that. I still want to do some fun stuff over the summer."

The last day of school isn't fun for everyone.

Principal Dr. Kevin Lein said "it"s pretty melancholy. I like the noise of the building. When it gets too quiet in here, it makes me nervous so i'm going to miss all the kids. I already had to miss all the graduates last week and now all these guys are going off to their jobs and their fun in the summer and that's fantastic but I miss them. I can't wait until September."

Many of the students told me they were taking jobs so they could save up to buy a car.

One student said he was getting a head start on his college fund, and he's already saved $5,000.
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