Normal West Wildcats enjoy spring break 2018


Rachael Bross

Pictured here is a cathedral in Savannah Georgia.

Grace Hensley and Abby Traum, Staff Reporter

For many West students and staff, spring break was a much needed vacation away from the regular routine. With some students traveling as far as Mexico, and some staying in town, everyone’s experience differed. Although the break was a great time to spend with family and friends and have some relaxation away from school, students and teachers still experienced some not-so-pleasant moments while away.

Sophomore Alyx Nichols said, “I was really sick for nearly half of break which wasn’t fun, the only good thing was the time off school and stress.”

Mrs. Griffin exclaimed, “I ran a 5k for the first time which was really exciting! The only bummer was how awful the weather was, snowy and windy.”

Alex Mercado (10) explained, “I had a good time hanging out with a few of my friends, I just didn’t do much.”

Elora Gieseler (10) said, “I didn’t go anywhere out of state, but my cousin that lives out of town came and stayed at my house for a couple of days.  I didn’t really mind the snow, but I know a lot of people whose plans were ruined because of it.”

Rachael Bross (10)  said, “Overall, I had a pretty good break.  I went to Savannah, Georgia to visit one of my old friends.  It snowed while I was gone, so I’m glad I got to miss the bad weather.”

Sophomore Sam Carter said, “I stayed home, so I didn’t get to hang out with many people because all of my friends were out of the state.  But, I liked staying at home and hanging out with my dog too.”

Hailey Adams (10) said, “I got to see my little cousins that I haven’t seen in a long time, which was really fun.”

Although the weather over break wasn’t the best, students and teachers still appreciated the time off.  Whether it was traveling across the country or staying in their own bed, most Normal West students and teachers can confirm that the break was much needed.