By: Perri Schwartz
The 2020 grads had it bad. Now, we should think about the class of 2021.
As a member of the class of 2021, my senior year is the one that has been drastically altered by the virus. I have to wear masks to school. There is plexiglass in some of my classrooms. There are one way directional buildings. I have to wipe down my seats after every class. I have to sit six feet apart from my friends at lunch.
I may not even get to go to school- period. The fear of another self quarantine scares me, but I’m not giving up hope. I will not let these challenges disappoint me.
I will learn, I will pray, but most importantly, I will make my last year of high school the best one. I will have to face several obstacles, but I will never let them get in the way of my academics and last of the memories.
I will work with my friends, family, teachers, and mentors to foster hope, laughter and joy and to celebrate milestones including college acceptances and decisions, have ceremonies such as graduation, and celebrations such as graduation parties.
I will fight for ordinary days and the future, and I will create the last of the memories.
I am part of the class of 2021, and I am not giving up! Not even by a long shot.