Winter break for WHS students

Senior Jadyn Sherry shares what she did over the break

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Halle Isaak and her family going to this year’s version of the Oregon Zoo Lights. Zoo lights is a very popular activity for families to do during winter break, but this year was through a drive thru system.

Winter break is always one of the most looked forward to days off of school every year by students. With it being a two week break from classes, a time filled with friends and family, and different holidays to celebrate, winter break is a well deserved time off after pushing through classes through the month of December. 

However, this year winter break looked different for many because of the rapid increase of coronavirus cases and strong recommendations keeping these holiday filled weeks from looking anything but normal. 

For senior Jadyn Sherry, her typical New Years Eve is spent with her friends at her house or going to a party. This year on the other hand, she opted to stay home with her mom to bring in the New Year safely. 

One thing that hasn’t changed for many students from normal years is using the time during the break to sleep in, relax, and enjoy their time off from school. While Sherry took the break to relax, she continued to stay productive and “applied to a bunch of scholarships for college.”

While this year’s winter break and holiday season looked much different than it normally has, students still took the time to relax over the two week vacation and rang in the much anticipated new year.