As the clock struck 2 on the last day of school June 5, more than 200 Eastern Hill Middle School students made their way up the hill to the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library to cut loose with their friends one last time before the official start of summer.

For the past five years, the library hosted an end of school bash.

“The event has been really successful and it’s a great way to celebrate the last day of school with our teens,” said Rose Ramon, library clerk. “These students come here all year long to do homework and to just hang out after school. This is our way to celebrate with them.”

Students showed off their signature moves to beats courtesy of Gerald Reddict with G Fire Productions and took home photo mementos from the Captured by Lisa photo booth.

“I am looking forward to swimming and having some fun because school was really hard this year,” said Sparkles Buchanan, 12, who will enter seventh grade in the fall.

Miyanne King, 12, said she attended the bash because she wanted to soak up as much time with her friends as possible.

“I will miss my teachers and friends since half of them are moving away,” said the future seventh-grader.

The library has several events and activities planned to keep children engaged and entertained this summer. For more information, call 254-953-5491.

Contact Vanessa Lynch at or 254-501-7567.

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