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January 5, 2014

Storm-extended holiday break: Anxious students find things to do

DANVILLE — With the weather not in their favor last week, Danville Area School District students could be faced with more delays or school closings this week.

After being off for Christmas vacation, students returned to school Thursday only to be dismissed early because of a snowstorm.

Classes were canceled Friday due to the storm which also brought an added punch of bone-chilling temperatures.

On Friday, some students were enjoying themselves inside the warm Thomas Beaver Free Library and Danville Area Community Center. Crystal Huang, 9, and her sister Cindy Huang, 12, of Riverside, were looking for books to take out. They said they come every week to check out books at the Danville library.

“I read any type,” Cindy said. Crystal said she looks for books “that look interesting.”

“I think it’s just crazy,” Cindy said of the way the weather has affected them and added she’d rather be in school. Cindy is a seventh-grader at Danville Middle School and her sister attends fourth grade at Liberty-Valley Intermediate School.

At the Danville Area Community Center’s after-school camp, three students were keeping themselves busy.

Eleven-year-old Ashley Andrusis was helping her mother and camp counselor Heather Andrusis and putting a puzzle together with Noah Carboni, 7, a second-grader at Danville Primary School.

Ashtyn Cote, 5, was drawing and coloring with markers with Andrusis’ help. Ashtyn is a kindergarten student at the primary school.

A middle school sixth-grader, Ashley enjoyed being off school Friday, although students will have to make up the day later on.

Danielle Treon, a Danville junior majoring in audiology and speech pathology at Bloomsburg University, is on break until Jan. 21. Working out on the community center treadmill, she said she visits the center daily.

She often brings siblings Saige, 6, and Elijah, 4, so they can play in the gym and take swim lessons.

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