Glenhope Takes On the Eye of the Hurricane
By: Erica DeAngelo, a Junior at Colleyville Heritage High School
As part of the student voice initiative, GCISD will periodically feature news articles written by high school journalism students.
On Tuesday, September 12th, the fifth graders of Glenhope Elementary School received a lesson on hurricanes they will never forget! Previous to the event, the classrooms spent time covering hurricanes due to their presence all over our country’s news channels. At two in the afternoon, the elementary library began to fill with lively children, eager to widen their knowledge of these tropical storms. Their unique visitor for the afternoon was meteorologist, Jason Johnson.
Kicking off his lesson, Johnson presents a power point he created for the 5th graders. In the presentation, he describes how a hurricane develops and the levels of danger it is capable of reaching . He goes onto depict how this danger is rated in “meteorologist talk,” or more simply put a “Category.” Johnson not only provided an explanation of hurricanes in our country’s history, but also went on to discuss our current hurricanes, Harvey and Irma. Hurricane Irma had begun forming in late August off the coast of Africa. While Irma’s danger level was a Category 5 when hitting Puerto Rico, it became a Category 4 when arriving in Florida. Through photographs within his presentation, Johnson was able to depict just how devastating these storms can be; leaving families with little personal items and islands without vegetation. I believe everyone observing the lesson could agree we are blessed to not be victims of the current hurricane’s aftermath.
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