Slideshow: First day of school 8/6/2018

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  • How did social studies teacher Cole Harris spend his summer? “I took care of my cats,” he said. “I played a lot of Fortnite.”

  • With school back in session, “I’m excited about football season,” sophomore Caleb Hendrix said.

  • Taylor Williams, junior

  • Sophomores Brinley Steed, left, and Chloe Steen

  • Over his summer break, “I went to California,” junior Diego Valenzuela said.

  • During his time away from school, “I went to New York,” junior Decorian Payton said.

  • Freshman Kyle Heath said a highlight of his summer vacation was rappelling 269 feet off a mountain.

  • Sophomores, from left, Sarah Claire Miller, Kristen Randle, Logan Vandevender, Ana Le and Lyndsey Bailey.

  • Nevin Thomason, junior

  • Summer may have ended too soon for Shelby Bailey, center. “I’m tired but making it work,” the junior said.

From staff reports, The Pony Express

A summer spent binge-watching Netflix may have ended too soon for Shelby Bailey.

“I’m tired but making it work,” said the junior, who joined about 1,000 other students Aug. 6 on the first day of the 2018-2019 school year at Center Hill.

Students left behind a variety of summer adventures to return to the classroom. Diego Valenzuela traveled to California, Decorian Payton spent time in New York, and Brinley Steed went to the beach.

“I rappelled 269 feet off a mountain,” freshman Kyle Heath said.

Social studies teacher Cole Harris, however, may have had the most interesting summer.

“I took care of my cats,” Harris said. “I played a lot of Fortnite.”

– Reported by Madison Lovett and Nada Herzallah. Photographed by Paige Brick and Max Lankford.