By Kylee Garber
Just yesterday, there was multiple accidents happening all around the county. The snowfall surprised many road crews as the weather was worse than predicted. The most severe accident was on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which involved 30 cars and killed one person. It held up the turnpike between Downingtown and Morgantown, Berks County, for at least nine hours. The death that happened did not even have to do with the initial car crash. PennDot reported that when a minor accident happened, a man got out of his car and ended up getting hit and killed.
The winter season is just beginning.
This is just the beginning of the winter season and as more snow is scheduled to come later in the week, with colder weather conditions. While every student in the county is celebrating two hour delay on Monday, they are still asking and reminding all drivers to be careful on the roads and to never underestimate the power of a little snow and ice.
“The PA Turnpike urges all travelers to reduce their speeds and keep alert for changing travel conditions and emergency crews working on the roadway. Do not attempt to pass Turnpike trucks plowing or servicing the highway,”
A 64 year old woman decided to swim from Cuba to Key West, Florida over the Labor day weekend. In this article, it describes a woman named Diana Nyad who tried to complete this swim five times and was not successful, but she completed the swim this time. Diana told the public that it was not a good, easy swim. It was very difficult for her because of weather changes, and becoming very tired. There was a certain team that helped feed her and make sure she was doing okay the whole way. They would stop from time to time to feed her and give her water. The team also watched for sharks. The first time Diana ever tried to swim this journey, she had an asthma attacked and an 11 hour jellyfish attack which caused her journey to end. Ever since she was a young child, she had dreamed to swim the whole way to the United States. Diana has not made the most historic swim anyone has ever done.
After I read this article, I was very shocked and amused that a woman Diana’s age could swim the amount she has. I think it was very brave for her to want to complete that kind of journey because of all the weather conditions and amount of danger that could occur. I think that this article will help people look at accomplisments and following dreams more serious. Everyone should try their very best to make their dreams come true, and Diana did that by completing the swim she has always wanted to accomplish.
This article would be very relevant for our students at Manheim Central High School to know about because it shows how anyone can accomplish a dream if you put your all into it. It will help students know more about trying more then one time can get more success then if you only try once. I think students would be interested in reading this just like I did because it is interesting to see how an older lady, who had a dream since she was little finally accomplished it.
This is my first blog post.