In March of last year students were told that they would be having a two week break from school due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Quickly those two weeks turned into a month, then two months, and before we knew it 6 months would pass by without school. Now the class of 2021 is left without knowing how their final year of high school is going to play out.
When asked if they had any advice for the class of 2021, Georgetown class of 2020 graduate Eily Mendola said, “Try your best and make sure you manage your time wisely. Online learning is a great opportunity to improve time management skills. Do not procrastinate or give up. You’ve got this, good luck.”
“Just don’t give up on yourself, you will regret it more than you think,” Jamie Deguio 2020 graduate said.
After talking to Seniors this year, they had their own thoughts about going into this year. Clearly this isn’t how you envisioned your last year of high school, does not getting to be in school change things for you?
“A little bit because it’s weird having 6 hours of zooms all day but it’s not as bad as I thought it was going to be,” said Meagan Carroll
“You get to learn more about how you can get more work done yourself and be more independent,” said Hollis Jellow.
If the pandemic continues into the coming years, what advice would you give to underclassmen when they approach their senior year?
“Make everything fun. Create a group chat for all of your classes so that you can ask questions and make jokes. Be sure to find a way to see the positive in everything,” said Meagan Carroll
“Just take it day by day,” said Hollis Jellow