While some 6th graders are glued to their Playstations, gossiping with their friends or cruising their local mall, others are keeping busy doing other things…like creating an eerily accurate Snow Day Calculator. That’s just what David Sukhin did when he was in 6th grade. How did he do it? Sukhin is vague about what algorithms he used but says it’s a combination of things like Weather.gov data, the policies of the school districts and how local snow removal efforts are going. And he claims his calculator hasn’t been wrong in five years.
While others await for the morning call on whether there will be school, Sukhin has the luxury of predicting his presence at school the next day. He’s in 11th grade now and the Snow Day Calculator works just as good today as when he first created it. And if he’s developing things like that when he’s in 6th grade, just imagine what’ll happen when he’s away at M.I.T.!