Summer Bucket List For CFHS Seniors


Annika Hardy, Staff Writer/Production Team Member

Due to the complications of the coronavirus, seniors at Carolina Forest High School are not able to experience all the normal graduation festivities, including the senior picnic and the yearbook pep rally. With the summer still being in question, seniors are also canceling their graduation trips. However, many of them plan to accomplish goals on their summer bucket lists before college. 

Senior Braylyn Bridges is a writer and media assistant for The Prowler. In addition, he is the Manager for the Junior Varsity and Varsity Boys Basketball Team. Bridges is also a Panther Ambassador and a Mentor at Carolina Forest Elementary School. In the fall, he will be attending Horry Georgetown Technical College.

Bridges explains, “This summer, I hope the restrictions are lifted so I can go to church every day and spend more time with my family. Also, I am going to hang out with friends and get ready for my next chapter in life.”

Senior Gene Gutabina is the President of several clubs and honor societies at CFHS. He plans to attend The University of South Carolina and major in International Business this fall. Then, Gutabina hopes to attend law school and then practice appellate, corporate, or international law.

Gutabina states, “My summer bucket list consists of having a BBQ, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends. I would love to visit Italy because of the food and historic attractions! To pass time, I  have been watching video tours of landmarks in Europe such as Notre-Dame and the Vatican Museums.”

Senior Lexi Morrison plans to attend Horry Georgetown Technical College in the fall. In the future, she wants to be an ultrasound technician. 

Morrison adds, “On my summer bucket list, I want to visit friends and family in Illinois and Texas. To make up for my senior trip, I will virtually tour Jamaica for a day.”

Senior Samantha Palucha is a member of the Yearbook Staff at CFHS. In addition, she is the President of The Key Club. Palucha plans to attend The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York this fall. She will major in Dance Theater.

Palucha states, “Considering this is the last summer before college, I want to have the craziest adventure of my life. I hope to skydive and visit Los Angeles with a couple of friends. 

Despite the chaos, the seniors are optimistic and look forward to a new chapter in their lives. The students are also planning virtual vacations to make up for their senior trips.