For the past few weeks, the Winter Olympics have been taking place. It recently ended on February 25th. Following the Olympics, New Haven High School students were asked about the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and also how they feel about these events. Each student that replied had various (but similar) comments on the topic.
When asked why they enjoy watching the Olympics, answers varied.
Lauren Gerlemann, senior, commented, “I think it's amazing to see people who have trained their whole lives essentially to be a part of something like the Olympics. It's awesome to see the dedication and hard work they put in for these events that sometimes last only a few seconds.”
“I think I love the Olympics because they only come around every two years, and you only see either the winter or summer Olympics every four years,” senior Liz Hughes added. “I think the waiting that happens between each Olympics is what makes it so exciting,”
Some of the fan-favorite sports consist of the halfpipe, figure skating, bobsledding, and snowboarding. Shaun White, Red Gerald, Mack Mcmorris, Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim are all athletes that students of New Haven High love watching.
The Olympics are a big part of families too. Grace Soete, junior, has the Olympics playing all the time. “At my house during the Olympics, we hardly ever change the channel. It's always on. I like to watch it because it amazes me how talented those people are. There's several 17 year olds in the Olympics and that just blows my mind!”
Even though the Olympics have wrapped up, we would still like to thank the athletes for representing the United States of America.