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Local students caught in eye of snow storm in Washington D.C.

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) -

A group of Williams Baptist College students made their way to Washington D.C last week and arrived back later than expected.

Dean of Students Amber Grady said the group of 6 left for the nation's capitol last Wednesday for the Evangelicals For Life event.

While there, the students got caught up in the snow storm that slammed the northeastern part of the the country.

The students arrived back Wednesday, three days later than expected.

Grady knew they would not be returning back Saturday when they got word the storm would leave mounds of snow. 

She said initially students were uneasy wondering how they were going to get home.

Parents were also a bit frightened upon the initial thought of their children being stuck, but knew they were in good hands.

Grady said the school's administration communicated well with the crew and parents of the students, easing their minds quickly.

She said after it was all said and done, the trip was one they will never forget.

"Overall it turned out to be an amazing experience," Grady said. "This group of students and staff got to bond in a way they wouldn't have otherwise. "

While stuck in the storm waiting for their flight back home they got to take a hike to the White House in the knee deep snow. 

Grady said she is thankful for the school and hotel staff who turned chaos into a smooth sailing event.

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