Spring Break 2k19

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Spring Break 2k19

High school students from Grand Ledge will join other high school students from around the country by going on vacation for Spring Break.

High school students from Grand Ledge will join other high school students from around the country by going on vacation for Spring Break.

Graphic by Glenn Horne

High school students from Grand Ledge will join other high school students from around the country by going on vacation for Spring Break.

Graphic by Glenn Horne

Graphic by Glenn Horne

High school students from Grand Ledge will join other high school students from around the country by going on vacation for Spring Break.

Austin McCartney, Staff Writer

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The snow is melting and the birds are finally out again. Winter depression is fading and spring is in the air, and students are anxious and cannot wait any longer for the transition from March to April; spring break. A time in which Michigan students flock to warmer climates and actually enjoy the weather for a change. Whether it is Florida, California, or the Dominican Republic, it is guaranteed that the experience is unlike any other.

Illustration by Jonathan Callison
The Comets’ Tale conducted a poll asking where students are going for Spring Break.

The origin of spring break can be traced as far back as the ancient Greeks, but the modern-day American vacation started back in the 1930s when college swimmers would travel to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and compete. This drew major publicity, and after decades of spring break movies, TV shows, and crazy stories, traveling during the spring has now become a tradition for most.

There are many groups of high school students traveling together. Every year, the Grand Ledge baseball team travels down to Florida for a week for spring training. There is also a group of seniors that travel together to Punta Cana. Typically, there will also be a few groups headed to Mexico and California, and even a couple that stay closer to home, in larger cities, like Chicago.

Although traveling is very popular during spring break, not everyone leaves. There is actually a relatively high percentage of students that stay home. Some are working, grinding on Xbox, bingeing shows on Netflix, and even a few Juniors dare to study for the petrifying SAT.

Grand Ledge students were asked where they were going for spring break to see what the biggest destinations are in 2019. Below is a chart comprised of 100 randomly selected students that said where they were going, or not going, this spring break to give a good estimate to see the hottest locations in 2019.