Covid-19 Affecting Graduating Seniors

The Corona Virus is affecting many people in many ways, people are getting extremely sick, being taken to the hospital and sometimes dying. However, this virus is also affecting seniors graduating high school and college since class has been switched to online which means Seniors won’t be able to experience some of the privileges other seniors have. Here are some of their responses: 

 

  1. Do you feel like you’re missing out on what other seniors got to experience?

"Yes, I feel kinda shorthanded. Understanding that there was nothing anyone could do to control it, I feel that I didn’t get to finish my senior year traditionally. 'My last activity hour, my last soul food Thursday, my last hang out with my friends, senior toast, grad fair, grad pictures, etc.' "

Indigo Pascall, Norfolk State University, Graduating Senior Class of 2020

 

"I am missing out on having a college graduation, but at this point I don’t care. I just want to get my degree, it’s been a lot of stress."

Gloria Prue, Norfolk State University, Graduating Senior Class of 2020

 

"Yes, because I didn’t get to have all the same fun experience as past seniors like prom, our senior trip, etc."

Tiana Henley, Constitution High School, Graduating Senior Class of 2020

 

  1.  How is the virus affecting graduation?

"The virus has a huge affect on graduation. The graduating class will not be walking on May 2nd, however we may get to walk in December. I’ll be there to get my degree and walk that stage whenever we do have it."

Indigo Pascall, Norfolk State University, Graduating Senior Class of 2020

 

"The virus has canceled my graduation on May 2nd and they plan to reschedule it to another date."

Gloria Prue, Norfolk State University, Graduating Senior Class of 2020

 

"We are not sure if we are even having a graduation or how we will receive our diplomas."

Tiana Henley, Constitution High School, Graduating Senior Class of 2020

 

  1.  How is this affecting your families?

"Families are being affected by this virus because not all of us have accessible WiFi, some children depend on school for meals and shelter, and a lot of parents are laid off or lost their jobs because of this so this is a very tragic time for many families, but we will see our ways out of this soon hopefully and never have to deal with this again."

Indigo Pascall, Norfolk State University, Graduating Senior Class of 2020

 

"It’s not affecting my family too badly. My parents are essential workers so it’s mandatory that they go to work."

Gloria Prue, Norfolk State University, Graduating Senior Class of 2020

 

"My family won’t get prom pictures, get to do my prom send off, or see me walk across the stage like my other siblings."

Tiana Henley, Constitution High School, Graduating Senior Class of 2020