9 bucket list items before starting college: Travel, ask out your crush – and don’t forget Fido – Insider

CINCINNATI — Shane Beers has his stuff together. A 17-year-old senior at Cooper High School in Burlington, Kentucky, he has earned a scholarship to Bucknell University in Pennsylvania – the school he’s always wanted to attend. He recently went to his senior prom, and he knows exactly what he needs to do in his last summer before heading off to college.

Call it the Seniors’ Bucket List. A couple of things he wants to do? Travel and spend time with his family. But these priorities can be different for each student.

So here’s the question: What should they do during their last summer vacation before heading off to college? It’s the last time students really get the chance to be a kid, the last time they can chill without the pressure of college or adulthood.

We caught up with high school and college students to create nine bucket list items, in no particular order, for their last months of freedom:

Insiders can get advice from recent local grads on how to spend the last summer before college.