The summer is speeding by, and Brookings area students are already thinking about the first day of classes. Students at Mickelson Middle School spent the past week registering for classes and having school photos taken. At left, Athena Aguiar, daughter of Gary and Mariecil Aguiar of Brookings, poses for a shot at the middle school on Wednesday. Many area districts start classes for the 2012-13 year this coming week, but Brookings kids have another week of freedom. They donít report for their first day until Aug. 29.
Photo illustration by Jill Fier