How seniors are spending their last summer

Marley Fernandez, Staff Writer

Yearbooks will be signed and caps will be thrown. The class of 2017 will come together for one last hurrah at graduation before they go their separate ways for summer. 

With high school officially over, each student has more free time to enjoy the wonders of San Ramon.

Who wouldn’t want to spend hours wandering around the Marketplace or at the Crow Canyon Theater?

If you’re still looking for more activities in the ‘Ro, don’t look any further! Spend your summer nights wandering through Target with your friends. 

Some of the graduating class plans on venturing outside of the San Ramon bubble. 

Nick Bonasera, who is attending University of Nevada Reno in the fall, will spend part of his summer island hopping in the Philippines. 

“I’m going to visit my mom’s homeland and where she grew up,” Bonasera said. “I’m planning on island hopping to see the Virgin Islands and over to Beijing as well. I’ll be taking a lot of pictures and cliff jumping for fun.”

Cal senior Alicia Seronio will be in Guatemala part of the summer before attending the University of San Francisco. 

“I’ll be going with my grandma for my version of a senior trip, to visit local markets, volcanoes and natural hot springs,” said Seronio.

But when those leaving get back from their trips, there will be even more opportunities for adventure.

Pack a picnic and enjoy the summer weather with friends. Any place can be made great for stargazing. Bring blankets, music, a friend or summer fling and enjoy California’s summer nights under the stars. 

If you are feeling adventurous, get in the car and drive 20 minutes to Sunol and visit the waterfalls of Little Yosemite. 

Pile in the car and bring your friends to a another destination. Appreciate Half Moon Bay, Capitola or Santa Cruz. If the beach isn’t your scene, check out the beautiful redwoods at Muir Woods National Monument. 

Summer vacations and exploring new places with childhood pals and new friends alike are priceless. 

Whether that means spending summer in San Ramon or the Philippines, it will be a great experience. 

No matter where this summer take you, appreciate every day because come next year, you may miss the ‘Ro more than you know.