Summer vacation has officially come and gone.
This morning, Matawan-Aberdeen students will arrive at school with new supplies in tow, filing into new classrooms with new teachers as the new year begins.
"I always see a new year as a significant mark on our lives," said Board of Education President Charles Kenny at the board's most recent meeting. "The first day of the new year is an opportunity to start over. It is an opportunity to put some things in the past and look positively to the future. It is a challenge to get better."
Although it might be sad to trade bathing suits and sunblock for new sneakers and school supplies, the first day back is always an exciting one.
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