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Hants’ Faces Friday — Papa Ofori, Andera Barba, Jinena Terrazas and Ana Paula


WINDSOR, N.S. — For this week’s Faces Friday, we’re doing things a little different. Instead of focusing on one or two people — we’re highlighting four.

Four students, new to King’s-Edgehill School, who have never experienced snow until this year.

Here’s what they think.

• Papa Ofori, 11, from Ghana

“This is the first time I’ve ever experienced this weather condition, and I’ve never actually seen snow. Never. It’s been very exciting, because I know they’ve never experienced it. But, I’ve seen it and it’s so interesting, because it’s not like sand and it’s easier to form and put together. Sand will just fall. Me and my brother go outside and we have snowball makers and we scoop the snow and it forms into a snowball and we have snowball fights.”

• Andera Barba, 16, from Mexico

“This is the first time I’ve actually seen snow, like I’ve seen it in movies and stuff like that, but never with my own eyes, never touched it. I actually got really excited. I was with all of my friends, we went out shoveling and I started seeing snowflakes falling and was like ‘oh my God,’ and I wanted to keep it, but of course I couldn’t. It was amazing because I love looking out the window and seeing the snow just fall.”

• Jinena Terrazas, 13, from Mexico

“I always wished to make snowmen and snow angels with my friends and I always like to go outside after school to walk in the snow. It’s great.”

• Ana Paula, 14, from Mexico

“I actually prefer the hot weather, but you get used to it. In the beginning I was freezing, I couldn’t go out, but now I go out with just a sweater and it’s not that harsh, but in the beginning it was. My hands always freeze, my nose, my ears, you need to be prepared.”

Faces Friday is our weekly online feature highlighting members of our community: their strength, challenges and humanity.

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