From how the 19-year-old sophomore picked her classes at Thomas College to what jobs she could take to pay for school, gas prices were always on her mind.
Childress, of Unity, said she has a 30-mile commute five days a week for her spring semester classes at Thomas in Waterville. The $30 a week spent on gas is already stretching her budget, which can’t absorb any more spikes in gas prices, she said. This fall she’ll only be going to Thomas twice a week. “I made sure all my classes were Tuesdays and Thursdays to avoid driving to school every day,” Childress said.