Carissa Pearl Moya, Senior (Magnolia, Part 2)

On March 13, 2020, a week before our Spring Break, the news of school closure hit our district emails. At first, I was a bit ecstatic assuming that the worries and frustrations of finishing the year strong—especially with college decisions around the corner—will somewhat relieve me of the stress, even for the slightest bit. However, a few days after this email came the official statewide school closures. My heart immediately sunk, defeated that the year had ended, virtually. Many students look forward to the last three months of school excited to engage in senior activities—prom, senior trips, senior activities, and graduation. Not knowing that March 13 was going to be my last day definitely took a toll on me, forming regrets around my shoulders. This fact alone petrified my worries—how am I supposed to transition?


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