Sophomores turn four on the Leap Year


Mia Robinson

Sophomore Paris Spotted-Tail

By Nadia Sanburn, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief

Three sophomores are turning four years old today.

Jalerio Washwahasuck, Paris Spotted-Tail and Darby Van Fleet were all born on February 29th, a date that only happens every four years. Because of this, they’re technically the youngest students at LHS.

“Yeah, it’s unique, I guess,” Washwahasuck said.

Van Fleet thinks it’s not really that big of a deal.

“No, I mean, people talk about it a lot, they’re like ‘oh, haha, you’re four’ and I’m like ‘yeah,’ but it’s not that different,” she said.

She usually tells people who ask that she’s a regular age.

“I usually tell people that I’m just my regular age, like I’m sixteen,” she said.

Spotted-Tail also tells people she’s a normal age.

“I usually say I’m 15, but if people ask I say I’m three,” she said.

Washwahasuck says something different.

“I usually tell people I’m four years old,” he said.

Spotted-Tail thinks that being born on a leap year is both a blessing and a curse.

“I feel special, but sometimes it can get annoying, because everybody else has a birthday, and you have to wait four years to get a real birthday,” she said. “But it’s really cool to be born on February 29th.”

Mia Robinson contributed to this report.