An unusual senior year


Senior year looks very different for the class of 2021. One of the things that changed is that students have to wear masks all day and get their classrooms cleaned.

Riley Knestrict, Web content editor-in-cheif

  Prom and graduation are the epitome of a high schooler’s career. From freshman year, students look forward to these milestone events. Every year, these things have gone on as normal. Homecoming and football games happen in the fall, pep rallies and formal in the winter and prom and graduation in the spring. Unfortunately, for the seniors of 2020, a quarter of their senior year got canceled.  This was devastating for that class, and now things are even worse for the class of 2021. 

I remember so clearly the day that school got canceled for the entire year in April. That meant that my track season had been canceled along with the rest of my junior year. It had never crossed my mind that my senior year could be the same way. I figured that everything would be ok by then. Never did I think I would be in the position I am today, currently sitting six feet away from my friends and wearing a mask. 

With so many negative things, it is so important to look at the positives. Although we have to wear masks all day, I am so thankful that we are still in school and have the opportunity to learn in this environment. Although football games now have to have social distancing, at least we are all able to go to the games and support our school. There are so many highs and lows throughout everything, but if COVID-19 has taught me anything, it’s that we have to take the good with the bad and roll with whatever punches get thrown at us along the way.