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Westport Students Fed Up With Snow

More snow is expected to fall on Westport from late Thursday into Friday. But believe it or not, some Staples High School students including Perrin Judd and her friends have had their fill of snow days. That's because this week and last week's cancellations have delayed midterm exams, dragging out the process.

"If school is canceled Friday, that would give us another day to study, but I'm actually sick of studying," said Perrin, a junior. "I've been studying nonstop since [last] Thursday night."

Midterm exams were supposed to begin this Tuesday and end this Friday. But last Wednesday's snow day —the first of the year—pushed the exam schedule back a day. Then school was canceled again Tuesday because of the freezing rain, pushing the exam schedule back another day.

Now, midterms are scheduled to begin Thursday and end next Tuesday. If another snow day is called Friday, those exams will be moved to Monday, extending exams into next Wednesday.

"That means we would have more exams to study for over the weekend," Perrin said.

Friend Kumi Goto agreed, saying it was bad enough studying throughout the five-day weekend students had this past week with a staff development day, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and the snow day. "It was the longest weekend ever, but I wasn't able to enjoy it," said Kumi, also a junior.

Junior Kyle Bacon agreed, saying he's all snowed out and "sick of having two-day weeks."

For seniors Freja Andrews and Panagiota Tsilfides, the snow has been especially bothersome. Not only do they want to get midterms over with and start the second semester, they also said a snow day Friday would cancel "Red and whites," a senior dance scheduled for that night.

According to junior Kyle Mikesh, however, maybe all this snow/threat of snow around midterms is happening for a reason.

"I think it's a sign that midterms should be canceled," he said with a smirk.

Do you think starting midterms on Thursday, with the threat of snow Friday, was a good idea? Or should the school have postponed midterms until Monday? Let us know what you think!

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