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Snowpocalypse pays a visit

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Senior Kalin Valone stands amidst a snowy landscape, gazing at the white vastness. Valone chose this spot for its quietness and lack of objects in the background that would distract from the photograph’s composition. Photo provided by Kalin Valone.

Senior Kalin Valone stands amidst a snowy landscape, gazing at the white vastness. Valone chose this spot for its quietness and lack of objects in the background that would distract from the photograph’s composition. Photo provided by Kalin Valone.

Senior Kalin Valone stands amidst a snowy landscape, gazing at the white vastness. Valone chose this spot for its quietness and lack of objects in the background that would distract from the photograph’s composition. Photo provided by Kalin Valone.

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However you may have started 2018, 2017 ended relatively in the same way for most Cherokee County students. It was December 8, and students, parents, and faculty were anticipating the closure of school for the rest of the day based on surrounding counties and weather conditions. Announcements were spoken, tweets were posted, and emails were sent, confirming the news of the winter wonderland that was coming.

Junior Georgia Ambrose turned to traditional activities specific to the weather conditions as soon as she stepped foot on her front lawn.

Junior Georgia Ambrose leans in to peck her snowman on the cheek. It took Ambrose and her sister 45 minutes alone to build this snowman. Photo provided by Georgia Ambrose.

“I spent the entire day with my sister outside having a blast in the snow,” Ambrose said. “We actually built two snowmen, but we liked this one the most. It was definitely a day to remember.”

Christmas was in sight for junior Emily Jones, who looked at Christmas lights under falling snow.

Junior Emily Jones shows her pride by standing in front of a make-shift American flag illuminated with stringed lights at Holiday Lights at Veterans Park. Jones, along with her family, visited the park a few days after the snowfall as a way to get into the Christmas spirit. Photo provided by Emily Jones.

“I was at a veterans Christmas light park,” Jones said. “It was just me and my family, and we all drove around this beautiful park, seeing all the colorful lights and getting into the Christmas spirit together. It was much better than these past snow days because there was a lot more snow to enjoy, and it was closer to Christmas, so it made it even more perfect.”

Some students took this snowy setting as an opportunity for get-togethers and photoshoots.

“First thing I did was invite friends over to get snowed in before the weather got too bad,” senior Kalin Valone said. “I spent the day with good company and some photography sessions outside for my senior project.”

Senior Kalin Valone stands amidst a snowy landscape, gazing at the white vastness. Valone chose this spot for its quietness and lack of objects in the background that would distract from the photograph’s composition. Photo provided by Kalin Valone.

“That day, [freshman Savannah Harris and I] were bummed out we had to go to school,” junior Robin Kennedy said. “Suddenly, around 10:20 [a.m.], we hear that school is cancelled and we get to go home. We rejoiced in our freedom and were ecstatic to explore the snowy forest.”

Freshman Savannah Harris takes a shot of the frost-coated branches. Harris, junior Robin Kennedy, and seventh grader Esmee Van Koppen spent the day in some woods near home and a surrounding lake. Photo provided by Robin Kennedy.

As for senior Andrea Kukurelo, the objective was to leave school as soon as possible and get playing in the snow.

“My last snow day I remember was when [me and my friend] had to walk from school because they wouldn’t let us out,” Kukurelo said. “I had to escape. It was definitely worth it.”

Senior Andrea Kukurelo sticks her tongue out while walking the streets of Harmony on the Lakes, in hopes of catching some drifting snowflakes. Kukurelo was further satisfied this month when she found out school there would be less school because of snow and ice warnings. Photo provided by Andrea Kukurelo

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