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The student voice of West Potomac High School

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Groundhog Day: Phil says an Early Spring

Puaxsutawaney Phil predicted an early spring today. Photo credit: USA Today

Here we are on February 2nd and the results of Groundhog Day are in. Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, for 2024 didn’t see his shadow meaning that there will be more spring instead of winter this year.

Groundhog day is a day where the groundhog chosen comes out of its burrow and if it sees its shadow, it will go back in the burrow for six more weeks of winter. However if the groundhog does not see its shadow, then spring will come early. 

Some fellow West Potomac High School students and staff were asked what they thought was going to be chosen a couple days before the holiday and these were the results!

“I think there will be more spring,” Mason Hopper, senior, said.

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“I think spring, I really want it to be spring,” Ms. Pavanne Veltman, Spanish teacher, said. (Staff Member)

“I hope for more spring but probably more winter,” Ava Manzo, freshman, said. 

“More spring,” Sami Barka, junior, said. 

Four of the five people interviewed knew it was going to be more spring and were correct. The groundhog did not see its shadow on February 2nd and that means spring will come early this year.

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Sadie Regardie
Sadie Regardie, Reporter
Sadie Regardie is a freshman at West Potomac. She is currently playing on the JV field hockey team and is hoping to also play for West Po soccer later this year. It's her first year in journalism and she hopes that it won't be her last. Some of her favorite things to do are shopping, hanging out with friends, playing soccer and going to the ocean. She cannot live without her dog, friends and family and last but not least pasta.
Katie Olson
Katie Olson, Reporter
Katie Olson is new to West Potomac, starting her freshman year at the school. Katie currently enjoys playing soccer and field hockey with her friends. She also loves music and her favorite artists include Taylor Swift, Drake, Harry Styles and The Weekend. This school year, Katie hopes to make new friends, get more involved in school activities, and have an amazing year over all.

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