The first day of school for students in Grayson County is August 3, bringing with it the end of sleeping in late and lazy afternoons at the lake.
Grayson County High School Sophomore Blake Meredith said he was definitely not ready for summer break to end.
“It means I have more work to do,” said Meredith. ”The upside is this year I won’t we be one of the youngest kids in school this year.”
William Swafford said he took several vacations this summer.
“We went to Indiana to visits my dad’s family,” said Swafford. “Then we went to Ohio to visit my mom’s family. We went to a water park by Kings Island while we were there. But I am kind of ready to get back to school. I was starting to get bored.”
Cassie Heaverin, who will be a Junior when school resumes, said she spent the summer involved with Future Farmers of America projects and events.
“I went to the FFA state convention and then camp and took care of my live stock,” said Heavrin. “We are also getting ready to compete in the state fair in a couple of weeks. But I am ready for school to start I miss being with my friends everyday.”
Junior Jennifer Garrigus said she worked with her chickens this summer and went to the lake every day.
“I want school to hurry up and start,” said Garrigus. “I am just ready to be done with school completely.”
With school starting, the hours at the city pool will change. Starting, Thursday, August 4, the pool will not open until after 3 p.m. on weekdays until August 14. The admission will be $1 on weeknights, but regular admission will apply on the weekends.
Grayson Payton will start second grade at Caneyville Elementary next week and he is excited
“I can’t wait to meet my teacher and see all my friends,” said Payton. “I spent the summer fishing riding my horse and inviting people over.”
Lillian Cockerel, who will be in the first grade at Lawler Elementary, is less enthusiastic about returning to school.
“I just don’t like it,” said Cockerel. “and my best friend (who was a fifth grader last years) will go to a different school next year.”
Katie Poindexter is ready to go back.
“I miss my friends and want to see them.” said Poindexter who is a fifth grader at Wilkey elementary School Poindexter.