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By Kaitlyn Gurcik

Gloucester City News

  Throughout the Summer, students ranging from Fourth to Sixth grade were busy running in and out of Mary Ethel Costello School (MEC) in Gloucester City.

  The students each had 45 minutes of math, 45 minutes of language arts, and 55 minutes of enrichment time.

  Besides spending time in the air-conditioned classrooms, students took trips to the bowling alley and sailed on the City Schooner.

  Not only did the students have fun off campus, they also had fun right in the school yard.

  They participated in “Water Day,” which included many games – such as being bombed by the maintenance staff from the roof top with water balloons.

  There was also “Craft Day,” right after the Fourth of July, where students made red, white, and blue cookies and many other crafts.

  Another highlight of the summer program was International Foods Day. Each student brought a dish from somewhere else.

  All students who came to school for 90 percent of the days received two River Sharks ticket vouchers.

  The program lasted through July. Students took trips and worked on summer schoolwork for the fall.

  Coordinators said the MEC program was a huge success, and they hope more students will be motivated to participate next year.


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