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