As countries compete in this year’s Winter Olympics, students and teachers voice their opinions on the U.S.’s chances of winning the most gold medals.
"I think we'll win the most gold medals this year because there are a lot of comeback athletes [from America] right now, like Sean White, who already won a gold medal," junior Heinz Eusebio said. "There's even the first woman who did the quintuple spin, so she won a gold medal."
"I don't really know if [the U.S.] will win the most gold medals this year because we're all rooting for our own countries," sophomore Ariel Bloch said. "I don't think it really matters what countries flag because these countries are giving it their all and trying to do their best, so there really isn't a pattern. Every year is really different."
"[I don't think we will win the most gold medals this year] because we normally don't excel in Winter Olympics as much as Summer Olympics," Web Design and Development teacher Denise Snow said. "We seem to be doing really well so far, though. [We're doing] better than past years."
"I don't think the U.S. will win the most gold medals this year because I feel like other countries push harder while America just goes with the flow," sophomore Simone Ennen said. "Other countries really want it and it kind of shows how goof they are, especially because some of them don't have a lot of money and want to prove themselves worthy."
"[I think the U.S. will win the most gold medals] because women this year are really pushing through," junior Justine Verstigue said. "I watched a video the yesterday where this woman won two olympic gold medals and she was the first one to ever do so for snowboarding. I feel like this year there are a lot of memorable moments for woman–more than men from what I noticed."