Hanna ’15 is a day student in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. She is a member of the cross country and winter track teams and she intends to play softball in the spring. When she isn’t studying for class she enjoys reading poetry, yoga, and leading the school’s women’s rights club.
Despite the snowy weather on Tuesday, December 10, George School held classes (since many of our students are boarding students and many of our faculty live on campus, we rarely have to cancel school). Hanna took photos throughout her day to share what a typical “snow day” is like at George School.
6:00 a.m. Time for school. When Benjamin Franklin said, “Early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise,” he must not have been thinking of teenagers.
7:30 am. Driving to school in the most beautiful, yet terrifying, weather.
7:31 am. Thankfully the blizzard has given me some extra time in the car to study quadratics.
8:00 am. Looks like my math class will be pretty empty today.
8:45 am. Now it’s time for my favorite class, español. This is me posing with my friend Carol as we try to interpret news articles from Nicaragua, where I will be going this March on my George School Service trip. *Each student is required to complete a 65-hour service project before graduation. Many students fulfill this requirement by participating in service trips led by George School faculty and staff. Previous service trip destinations include France, Cuba, China, Mississippi, Arizona, Israel/Palestine, and Costa Rica.*
10:00 am. After running around in the cold, I need to refuel with peanut butter cookies from Bettye’s Place. *Bettye’s Place is the on-campus snack bar at George School.*
10:15 am. A ping-pong match wouldn’t hurt either.
11:00 am. After our pig heart dissections, Polly moved forward with a lecture about immune systems.
1:00 pm. After a delicious lunch, I have painting and drawing class. We worked on watercolor experiments and perspective.
3:45 pm. After a long day, it was nice to relieve some of my stress at track practice. The snow made the track more of a skating rink, so it was difficult to run, but the strange circumstances made practice much more exciting and a perfect end to the snowy day.