Throughout Spirit Week, on Wednesday and Thursday, students were unfortunately faced with chilling weather leading to back-to-back snow days for a portion of the week.
Because of these unexpected breaks, students were asked to reflect on their thoughts of the snow days.
Senior Miranda Durbin stated, “I think that the snow days were necessary. Wednesday, the wind chill was so cold that five minutes outside could cause severe frostbite. Even more so, it began snowing, and on our way to the South Callaway championship game, our bus driver slid off the road at a stop sign and urged our coaches to call and cancel. If they hadn't, I would not have made it home. When we finally returned to school, as I was leaving, I almost got into a severe accident.”
Senior Julia Unnerstall stated, “It felt amazing, considering that senioritis is in full swing.”
However, many students were opposed to the break(s) because it interrupts the work week, and many students hate taking days away from their summer break.
Then, students were asked how they spent their unexpected days off with subzero temperatures.
Senior Alex Trentmann exclaimed, “I [shoveled] snow, stayed inside, watched movies, and walked around.”
Senior Mikayla Maloney stated, “I took a fat nap and stayed in bed all day with my fat cat.”
Furthermore, students were asked if anything crazy happened while traveling in the poor weather conditions.
Senior Sierra Elliott mentioned, “I was riding around with my boyfriend and his friend. We started sliding off the road in Hermann and hit a wooden post. I hit my head on his rear view mirror. Later, we dropped the friend off and started sliding around by the library because it was covered in ice. The truck is a bit loud, so someone thought we were drifting (we were not actually drifting). So someone made a report to the police. Later on, this cop gets really close to our tail end and pulls us over, [giving] us a $500 ticket. So, kids, when it’s [snowy] out, don't go driving around. You'll get a concussion and a crazy ticket.”
Senior Mikayla Maloney mentioned, “Wednesday, on the way to Hermann for the boys basketball championship game, the bus got stuck in Hermann and we had to turn around because the roads were slick.”
Freshman Ashlyn Beckmann commented, “[Our] car got stuck and we had to walk home. We were trying to go over a hill that curves to get to our house, but the car would not go up the hill.”
Senior Julia Unnerstall exclaimed, “Oh, you know, I just fishtailed a couple times on my way to work.”
Sounds like students had two cold but eventful snow days. With the temperatures rising this week, it’s safe to say students will be getting back into the swing of things again!