By Jaheim Jones
Since March 13th, COVID-19 has impacted the lives of Americans all across the country. Every state, city, town and countryside has since been on lockdown and currently still is. While everyone is waiting at home for the global pandemic to blow over to get back to normal, all the things that were bound to happen during this time will be left in the past. All 24,000 high schools in America have been shut down and hundreds of thousands of seniors missed out on the last year of their high school career.
My senior opportunities I was unfortunate enough to miss out on this year were senior exit interviews, senior skip day, prom and walking the stage on graduation day. Those four activities would’ve been my last time bonding with my classmates before going into adulthood. Senior skip day, senior interviews and prom would’ve been nice to experience, even if you're not the type for huge crowds and large gatherings. Each activity I’ve mentioned is about growing together as a class before we eventually grow apart from
The good, bad, and ugly got stopped abruptly for class 2020 from this virus. Out of everything I’ve mentioned, missing out on walking the stage is taking the biggest toll on me this coming June. No caps flying in the air, no graduation cake, no graduation pictures with the principals and no walking the stage. Not just for East seniors but everywhere in America. People who are not in this position wouldn’t know how to feel even with people telling us to suck it up. But everything is always easier said than done and if I had to I would experience each activity I’ve mentioned up above. Either way I am a proud graduate of East High school traditionally or virtually.