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[VIDEO] Best School Closing Announcement Ever In NC?

Michael Ulku-Steiner and Lee Hark announced school closing via Youtube
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The administrators at Durham Academy posted their school closing announcement yesterday via video. We added it to our weather newsfeed/blog, but think it's so good, it deserves its own post.

http://youtu.be/HhtqjdUi0nw

Head of School Michael Ulku-Steiner and Assistant Head of School/Upper School Director Lee Hark made the announcement via Youtube.

The post has gone viral. Overwhelmingly positive response...but a few negative: "Not sure how I feel about school officials making announcements like this.  Is it to appeal to millenials?  Seems so unprofessional to me.  But I guess I'm old fashioned."

Carol Jackson has been with WUNC since 2006. As Digital News Editor, she writes stories for wunc.org, and helps reporters and hosts make digital versions of their radio stories. She is also responsible for sharing stories on social media. Previously, Carol spent eight years with WUNC's nationally syndicated show The Story with Dick Gordon, serving as Managing Editor and Interim Senior Producer.
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