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Students seek out summer employment as vacation draws near

By Jack Macias ’14
THE ROUNDUP

This summer, Brophy students will partake in a multitude of activities including summer school, sports, vacations and immersion trips with family or Brophy.

A topic for discussion lately has been summer jobs.

The Brophy student body as a whole is usually regarded as a very active group of students, based on the multitude of clubs, the sports students partake in and the rigorous academics.

Now, as summer approaches, school activites are being replaced with out-of-school employment.

In a random sampling of 20 students of all classes, 10 students said they were not participating in summer jobs, while eight said they were and two were not sure at the moment.

The class least likely to hold a summer job was the freshman class, with only one of five doing a summer job.

The senior class was the most likely with four out of every seven students surveyed partaking in a summer job.

The students that did not take part in jobs had a variety in the reason they were unable to do it.

The main reason cited was that they are unable to find the time because of sports, school or a combination of the two.

The next most common reason was vacation, whether it be an immersion trip or family vacations.

Several seniors needed college spending money, pocket money or money to help pay for college while everyone else did it for separate reasons.

Grant Hickey ’14 said he will be using his money on “buying movies and other things for sports.”

But not all students are going to use the money for personal gain.

Some sophomores, juniors and seniors will use the money on cars, car insurance and much needed supplies, let it be for sports, or even computers.

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