This past Wednesday, January 5, the Benedictine Cadets returned back to school after enjoying their Christmas break. "I enjoyed relaxing and having free time during my Christmas break," said First Lieutenant Deston Tran. "Now returning back to school, I am prepared to work hard and continue getting good grades to get into college."
Cadets were supposed to come back to school on Tuesday, but thanks to a gift from Mother Nature, the Cadets got a snow day because of the three-to-five inches of snow that fell on Sunday night into Monday afternoon.
Also, due to the snow, students had a two-hour delay on Wednesday because of icy conditions on the road. Many Cadets lost power, and some are still without power, so they enjoy returning to a place that has electricity and heating and cooling.
Now that the snowy conditions are behind them, students at Ol' BC are ready to come back to school and learn more in the classroom. Although most teachers were nice and didn't assign any tests or quizzes this week, some teachers got their students right back into the mix. Coach Arnold, the longtime Cadet teacher, is giving out a quiz on a play written by Shakespeare on Thursday, even with the shortened class on Wednesday, and Mr. Doran is asking his students to have a compare/contrast speech prepared for the week they come back.
However, some teachers didn't feel the "Christmas spirit" and assigned work during break that was due the day they came back. Mrs. Georgiadis's AP AB Calculus class had 2 AP Classroom quizzes due on Monday. Ms. Dove gave out extra credit homework for her Spanish students to complete if they are near AR or have a grade with which they unhappy.
Although sleeping in and doing nothing is enjoyable, most students are prepared to come back to school and continue to improve their grades, especially since the 2nd Quarter ends in two weeks. Ready or not, the returning seniors have about 20 weeks left until they graduate, and they need to make sure they keep their grades up to get accepted into colleges. "A lot of seniors, including myself, have gotten accepted into the schools we want to, so it's easy to not go to class or do schoolwork now," said Major Ethan Altovilla. "Along with the other seniors, I have to be careful to make sure our grades don't slip and we lose the scholarships we have received.
Knowing that the year is halfway done, Cadets prepare to bear down to continue their success in school coming back from their Christmas break. Although it may seem hard, they will continue to persevere through the school year and look forward to keep up their hard work here at Ol' BC.