By Morgan Barksdale, Staff Writer
In the midst of the winter blitz, with temperatures below 10 degrees and knee deep in the frigid snow, students bundled up from head to toe. The air was filled with laughter and the smell of hot cocoa brewing in the distance.
On Feb. 27, Saegertown students got the opportunity to get out of the house and go sled riding with fellow classmates on the hills leading to the football field. Saegertown’s Aevidum core team hosted this activity as a way for students to beat the winter blues.
Aevidum is a student-based empowerment program that brings awareness to everyday issues in the lives of students. “We thought it would be a good idea to give the students something to do instead of staying home on a Friday night,” said core team member Emily Ford, sophomore.
The evening was fun-filled and brought warming smiles to students despite the freezing temperatures. “I thought it was a lot of fun and was better than I expected. It was cold, but the hot chocolate was a nice touch,” said senior Shauna Bowen. Aevidium core team plans on making after school activities a regular to prevent students staying home alone on Friday nights because they always “have your back.” Aevidum will host a cornhole tournament March 27 and will be giving out prizes to the top four teams. You can register your team in the office.
Journalism Adviser, Saegertown Jr. Sr. High School