Kingsland's Snow Week festivities are already underway for next week, including the nomination and coronation of Snow Week royalty. The 2013 candidates vying for king, in front from left, are Sawyer Hansen, Mitchell Czapiewski, Skyler Sweeney, Matthias Bush and Tyler Nauman. Those seeking the queen title are, from left, Sara Hill, Sarah O'Connell, Kaylee Beevers, Autumn Kappers and Autumn McDonald.
Kingsland's Snow Week festivities are already underway for next week, including the nomination and coronation of Snow Week royalty. The 2013 candidates vying for king, in front from left, are Sawyer Hansen, Mitchell Czapiewski, Skyler Sweeney, Matthias Bush and Tyler Nauman. Those seeking the queen title are, from left, Sara Hill, Sarah O'Connell, Kaylee Beevers, Autumn Kappers and Autumn McDonald.
Students, loathe not the winter months. There is Snow Week!

"Even though February is a short month, it is cold, dark, and there are no long breaks to look forward to, so it can feel like a really long month, and Snow Week is something fun to brighten up the month of February," said Kingsland Snow Week Committee adviser Mollie McMahon, anticipating the 2013 observation of Snow Week, Feb. 18 through Feb. 22, to help students and staff survive and even enjoy the winter months and days when homework seems to have no end.

Snow Week coronation will be held Monday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in the gym. Students will be participating in dress up days each day during the week. "The FFA members will hold Ag Olympics on Friday, Feb. 22, and we are bringing ninth through 12th graders who are interested in skiing to Welch Village on Saturday, Feb. 23."

This year's Snow Week royalty candidates in friendly contention for the king and queen crowns include Kaylee Beevers, Sara Hill, Autumn MacDonald, Autumn Kappers, Sarah O'Connell, and Skyler Sweeney, Mitchell Czapiewski, Matthias Bush, Tyler Nauman and Sawyer Hansen.

McMahon related, "Snow Week is exciting because it's an opportunity to wear silly outfits at school, go skiing with your friends, and to recognize and get to know 10 of the seniors a little better before they leave Kingsland.

"For seniors who will be graduating in a few short months, Snow Week is a week to make memories with friends."

And even though teachers are often credited with being homework assigners, she noted they're ready for a giggle, too.

"Snow Week is just as much fun for staff as it is for students. It is fun to get involved in the dress up days, go to coronation, go on the ski trip and just enjoy the energy that fills the school during Snow Week," McMahon added.

Kingsland juniors plan Snow Week festivities, and the committee has had a hand from last year's planners to make this year's celebration just as much fun.

McMahon said planning for Snow Week started right after our last Student Council event, the Sadie Hawkins dance on Jan. 12. The Snow Week committee, consisting of Hannah Ramaker, Rialee Fenske and Brianna Musel, "has done a great job planning for this year's snow week, with the guidance of Kaylee Beevers and Katy Apenhorst, who were in charge of last year's Snow Week."

She added, "The girls on the Snow Week committee have definitely learned that teamwork is necessary for organizing events. The girls planning snow week have done a great job working together and organizing all the details, from creating and counting senior nominations, announcing candidates, and planning the presentation of coronation.

"There are so many details that go into making everything run smoothly behind the scenes that it would be impossible to do without the help of a team."