Ultimate Summer 7

Local Teens Share Their Best Summer Day Ever

McKenzie Stokes

Alta High School, Freshman

“I love to hike to the Bear Canyon suspension bridge with my friends.  I also love long boarding on the Draper trails.  Anything outdoors and active is my favorite!”

Riley McCarter


Corner Canyon 
High School, Junior

“I truly love spending time on and around the trails in Corner Canyon and on South Mountain here in Draper. I think my perfect day would start out with scenic run or hike with my friends and teammates on our high school Cross Country team. We’re given an amazing opportunity to have the Rocky Mountains right in our backyard and I think that a lot of us take that for granted.”

Shyler Naegle

Corner Canyon 
High School, Junior

“My perfect summer day would includ just being around my friends and enjoying a dip in the pool. We normally hang around the Draper Pool but we also hit up everyone’s personal pools. I enjoy Draper in the summer especially when Draper throws awesome activities!”

Anna Petersen


Corner Canyon High School, Junior

“In the summer I really love to hang out with friends and cool off in the pool. Swimming is one of my favorite activities and with my crazy crew of friends, it is always an adventure. We come up with new games and ways to mess around, I always enjoy being with them in the water.”

Amanda Hagen

Corner Canyon High School, Senior

“Hi I’m Amanda and I enjoy swimming in the summer. I literally will go anywhere to swim; I love it!! It’s always so fun to be able to spend time with my friends and get some exercise in as well!!”

Kate Henriod

Alta High School, Junior

“My perfect summer day would be going to the sand dunes in Utah with my friends, [and] probably buy some treats and ice cream on the way. And then when it gets dark we all stargaze and have a fire! :)”

Maddie Woodward

Corner Canyon High School, Freshman

“This summer I have loved boating with my friends, swimming, and four-wheeling in the mountains.”