North Springs High School Graduate
Even though it’s been two months since my last day of in-person schooling, this fact hasn’t fully hit me yet. Some weekdays, I’ll wake up, look at my phone and panic because it’s 10 a.m. and I’m late for school. This situation hasn’t become my new normal yet; every morning it takes a few minutes for reality to set. At this point, I’m done grieving the missed events like prom or a traditional graduation. I ended school on a sudden and strange note. There’s nothing in my power to change that. I hope that people are doing their part to flatten the curve so America can somewhat return to normalcy in the fall.
The Davis Academy Graduate
This year I graduated from The Davis Academy, but my experiences have been cut short. I can no longer perform in the school play; I can no longer go on a grade-wide trip to Israel; and I can no longer finish my Davis year knowing that I accomplished everything I wanted to. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected my year as an eighth grade student tremendously, and I am deeply sad that I could not finish my year. Despite these unfortunate circumstances, our teachers still found a way to communicate with us with fun and intriguing lessons. I have had Zoom lessons each day from all of my classes, and through these online meetups, I can still check in on all of my friends and teachers. Though I cannot achieve many of the things I wanted to do in my last year at Davis, I am glad that I still found a way to be connected.