High school seniors doing their best, coping with upheaval to close out final year of school

Posted 19 May 2020 at 9:12 am


Try to imagine having looked forward to high school graduation in 2020 for up to a dozen years and currently contemplating a future that might go in a variety of directions.

Each senior is likely missing something she/he had been looking forward to. Even if she/he hadn’t been denied her/his final year in a softball, baseball or whatever uniform, she/he might be crushed to be deprived of that final, triumphant, top of the heap status that comes with “seniorhood.”

Sure, as a senior, she/he is putting the best face on yet another bump in the road that she/he can muster. She/he is determined it is not going to get her/him down. All the schools around Orleans County are doing what they can to call attention to their seniors’ achievements and successes.

Perhaps she/he thinks what she/he has accomplished is not such a big deal. It does represent the overcoming of another obstacle on life’s journey and a kind of transition into a world of greater responsibility.

We should, I think, hope those of us who experienced our senior year in high school are doing all we can to understand and help you seniors view this year as just a hiccup. It should be the desire of all us old geezers to want fewer distractions ahead for every one of you.

Sincerely yours,

Gary F. Kent