OHS celebrates snow week Feb. 7-11


Ava Wolfe

After Snow Week Candidates presented their skits, they were called up front to be recognized and “medaled”

Maria Schwab, Writer

Snow week is a fun time to bring students and staff together in a week full of various activities. Due to COVID-19 restrictions last year, OHS did not get to have the full experience that comes with snow week. 

This is both the freshman and sophomore’s first real snow week. Freshman Kennedy Katzung said, “I am very excited to experience my first snow week and see all the school spirit dress up days.” OHS will have different events to give students the opportunity to get out into the community. 

This year’s snow week theme is the Olympics. This is because the Winter Olympics start just a few days before snow week. There is a different dress up day for the entire week. Monday is airport apparel (comfy clothes and PJ’s), Tuesday is jersey day, Wednesday is opening ceremony (unite together in groufits), Thursday is Olympic teams (dress to support your favorite Olympic team) and Friday is frozen Friday (blue husky pride). These different dress up days will unite all grade levels. 

To kick off snow week, there will be a pep fest in the OHS gym on Friday, Feb. 4. During this pep fest, the Top 5 snow week candidates will be performing skits for the school in hopes to win snow queen and snow king. Queen candidates include: Fardouza Farah, Audrey Simon, Lauren Thamert, Annika Wiese and Betsy Wunderlich. King candidates include: Nolan Baker, Max Guenther, Andrew Laatsch, Samuel Pfieffer and Izaya Vazquez. Unfortunately, due to increasing COVID-19 numbers the pep fest will only be juniors and seniors attending in the gym while the freshmen and sophomores will be watching live from their compass classrooms. It will be live streamed on live.ohssc.org.

Another kick off event is powderbuff. Powderbuff is the boys version of powderpuff. The boys will be playing in a volleyball tournament on Monday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in the OHS gym. Principal Mr. Kory Kath said, “I hope people attend and cheer on our awesome teams.” There is free admission (with student ID) for the girls basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m., boys hockey on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. and boys basketball on Friday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.