2020 is a year quite like no other. I have been looking forward to this year ever since I could remember. I was always so excited to get my cap and gown, get my diploma, and finish off by throwing my cap in the air. All of the high school memories that have been a tradition are just gone, or at least different. There is no senior prom, no senior sunset, no senior traditions. However, if there still are some traditions, they are quite different. The class of 2020 has come to an abrupt end.
Thinking about the idea of saying goodbye to everyone is hard even if you hated high school. It is the end of an era and you will most likely not see the people you spent four years with ever again. Finishing high school is difficult, but this year has been even harder. The ending came much more abruptly and the goodbyes did not occur. For me, I knew about the virus, but the idea of school’s closing just never occurred to me. I never thought the last day of the third quarter would be the end of high school.
When schools closed, everything seemed to fall apart. In the matter of 3 days I lost the chance of seeing friends, my job, and my high school memories all thanks to Corona. When everything occurred I was upset. At one point everything was fine and then at the next everything was gone. The biggest idea on my mind was finishing high school and getting through finals, but since corona all the thoughts in my head are about when will it end and wonder if life will ever be normal.
To finish high school this is really hard. Having to just focus on school without being able to see friends is difficult. School is about learning, but it is also about socializing and online school is hard to stay motivated in when you do not have friends by your side. Facetime and snapchat are not enough to make up for the lack of in person connection. To end high school so quickly sucks because I will never have the memories that most seniors have had. I will not get to look back and think about the memories of graduation and being to say goodbye to friends. I will not get the chance to say goodbye to teachers. The class of 2020 is different and will be remembered as the year COVID-19 took over, but yet we are also the class that has stayed strong and gets to be unique.Tags: Judge Memorial Catholic High School