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LCPS Has its First Snow Day

Ayana Behl
Sophomore Ayana Behl’s puppy enjoying the snowfall.

As of Tuesday, January 16, Loudoun County Public Schools had their first snow day this year with actual snow. This broke the snow drought after a record of 729 days without snow that totaled an inch or more. Right down the street from Freedom High School, Arcola, VA totaled upwards of six inches of snow. This is very opposite to last winter when LCPS used only one of its snow days, and not much snow accompanied that day off of school. 

These snow days also followed Martin Luther King Jr. Day which gave LCPS students and staff a five day weekend. 

“I used this snow day to catch up on sleep,” said junior Carrieann Kerolos.

Many students, along with teachers, used Tuesday as a day to catch up on lost rest and alleviate stress from work and school. 

“I painted and relaxed all day,” said junior Rebecca Laub.

Having an extra day off also helps allow people to enjoy pastimes that can be difficult with the workload that comes from school. Not only did students and teachers enjoy these days off but pets did as well. 

“My dog had so much fun playing in the snow,” said sophomore Ayana Behl. 

Whether it was students, teachers, staff, or even pets, everyone enjoyed this well appreciated day off of school. 

Following Tuesday, there was a intially a 2 hour delay on Wednesday January 17, which was then changed to a closure that the county did not call until 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. Due to this the the week of January 15, LCPS staff and students only attended school Thursday, January 18. 

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Rachael Phillips
Rachael Phillips, Staff Writer
Hi, my name is Rachael Phillips, and I’m a junior at Freedom High School. This is my second year with Uncaged. While at Freedom, I have joined the MedLife Club and Red Cross Club. I also run track for Freedom. Outside of school, I love to read and bake. I’m so excited to be a part of Uncaged again this year!