Summit Up 6-9-10: Unfairly attacked by parental sunscreen
Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that is wondering how all you parents out there are doing now that the kids are out of school. Do you have to do the sunscreen battle with them every morning as they head off to camp? Most kids we know equate sunscreen with burning hot acid – they just don’t want it spread on their face, legs and arms no matter how many explanations mom or dad offers about the benefits, the longtime health concerns about melanoma, the fact that they’re putting it on because they love you, etc. etc. Yep, most kids we know would rather get a vicious sunburn ever single day of the summer rather than suffer the horror of sunscreen application.
It’s just the way it is.
The other thing about camp is all that stuff you have to buy them that gets immediately lost, damaged or, well, lost. The water bottle is gone after the first day, the hat on the second, the lunch box on the third. It’s like they show up to camp and just start whippin’ stuff all over the place to see where it lands.
Kids – ya gotta love ’em.
Speaking of kids … kids doing good things, we have a note here from Liz McManis, who writes thusly:
“The President’s Education Award was presented to sixteen eighth grade students of Summit Middle School during The Eighth Grade Recognition Ceremony on June 2. All sixteen students carried a grade point average of 90 percent or higher during the scholastic year and had scored 85 percent or better in reading on a state standardized test (The NWEA). Congratulations to: Duncan Biggin, Taylor Bohlender, Cole Currier, Rita Foth, Kai George, Tessa Gunnin, Madison Hunt-Snyder, Reena John, Sean Jones, Catherine McManis, Thomas Newkirk, Anne Parker, Carson Rivard, Kaelin Roy, Noah Sadler and Yana Shandaliy. Great job!”
Well, that’s about all we have time for today. Keep enjoying the awesome weather out there and maybe we’ll get a little rain some day. Our (evil, bad, water-sucking) lawn could use it!
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