Third Place, Photo Essay — Long Island Press High School Journalism Awards 2016
Spring is a lively time of great change that brings joy to many Jericho residents.
For Jericho residents Mike and Lynn Barsky, the arrival of spring means warmer walks. “In the colder winter, he doesn’t get walked too much,” said Mike Barsky. “He’s okay when it’s really cold but it’s a little bit hard when it’s snowing, especially if the snow is tall because he’s little and kind of gets locked in it,” said Lynn Barsky.
Jericho alumnus Nick Guidice hosts his first yard sale of the season. “We’ve had the yard sale for two days now, yesterday and today. So far it’s been going pretty good.”
Senior Alanna Levine suffers from seasonal allergies. She noted that one of the most irritating parts of having allergies is bringing tissues around and not being able to breathe. Despite this obstacle, she still enjoys springtime changes.
Bike riding is a healthy alternative to driving everywhere, and is especially prevalent in the springtime. “I love bike riding, I think it’s fun and a nice way to travel or just have fun without polluting,” said freshman Megan Su.
Flowers are an enjoyable part of spring for many. However, those with pollen allergies often dread their arrival. “Allergies are the worst. If I forget to take my allergy medicine, then the whole day is miserable,” said sophomore Sean Huang.
With the arrival of spring comes more opportunities for outdoor exercise and sports.
Now that there’s nicer weather, students can study or hang out in the senior courtyard. Some classes, like Ms. Hederian’s English class, even hold lessons outside. “We read ‘Catcher in the Rye.’ It was so fun!” said sophomore Archana Verma.
One of the earliest plants to bloom is the ever popular dandelion. The flower is very nostalgic for those who blew the seeds away for a wish, terrorizing gardeners everywhere.
Warmer weather calls for more comfortable clothing. “You don’t have to worry about bringing a jacket to school. You don’t need to wear sweaters anymore, you can wear t-shirts now,” said junior Jaclyn Baum.
East Birchwood residents enjoy a brief but beautiful spring blossom.
In with the new, out with the old! When spring comes, it’s time to break out the brooms and start sweeping. Although most people find spring cleaning a hassle, freshman Clara Son doesn’t. “I like spring cleaning. It’s just my thing.”
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