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Thanks to snow, high school exams cancelled

All end of the semester final examinations at Halifax County High School were cancelled due to schools being closed Thursday because of the wintry mix that began Thursday morning and continued throughout the day, according to Deputy Superintendent Larry Clark.

“Mr. Randolph (HCHS principal) advised faculty Wednesday that if schools were closed Thursday, exams would be cancelled,” Clark explained. “Students’ final semester grades in each course will be determined by averaging the two nine-weeks grades.”

Clark said school officials made the decision earlier in the week to open schools two hours late Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday because of the frigid temperatures and the wind chill.

“We have a number of children who get on their buses before 7 o’clock each morning, and we thought it would be better for the students to delay the opening of school by two hours, especially for the younger children,” Clark explained.

“The wind chill was extreme earlier in the week,” he said. “We just thought it would be better for the children to open schools later. It was still cold when they were waiting at their bus stops, but it wasn’t as cold as earlier in the morning.”