Class of Zoom: The reality of virtual graduation, prom & college orientation

Last spring Norah W. took note of how former President Barack Obama Beyonc and K-Pop band BTS broadcasted impassioned commencement speeches to the graduating class of 2020. Now that its her turn to mark the end of high school she cant help but feel disregarded.

It felt like the entire world mourned the class of 2020. I get it they had things ripped out from under their feet. But I had almost my entire senior year online without any friends. Theres nothing I can do to fix it it just stinks that no one is even acknowledging this said the 18-year-old from Louisville Ky. I will never get another senior year of high school.

The fresh wound got a dash of salt in it after she read online comments from adults saying seniors like her were lucky that they would have preferred to miss high school.

I cant believe theyre making a joke. You dont know what total isolation feels like. You dont know what its like to do 12 straight years of work and then be rewarded with nothing she said.


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