Corona Kills Senior Spirits

The Covid-19 virus brought an abrupt end to the 2019-2020 school year which was hard to hear for many seniors


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Maddie Rice, Reporter

Most seniors go into their final year of high school with a plan. On March 17, Kansas governor Laura Kelly announced that all schools close for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to the spread of Covid-19. This came as a shock to many, especially the senior class.

“I was really baffled. I didn’t believe it, it felt like a really bad dream that I couldn’t wake up from,” senior Maddie Lamond said.

After the initial shock of the abrupt end to the school year, many seniors began to reminisce on all the memories they had made throughout the years. It was difficult for many knowing that they wouldn’t be able to make those last few memories that their final year of school held.

“I had my last day of high school without even knowing it,” senior Brooke Moore said.

Spring sport seasons being cancelled hit hard for several people. This was their last chance to play the sport they love with the team they have grown with. 

“The only reason I didn’t graduate early was to do my last swim season so now that it’s taken away from me I really regret not graduating early,” Lamond said.

Prom is another big moment in a high schoolers life, especially senior prom. There is so much time that goes into planning the perfect prom experience. It is a night they have looked forward to for several years.

“It is sad realizing that I won’t get to have my senior prom,” Moore

“This is my favorite memory. Riley’s dad was taking a picture of me and my friends at the football game,” Lamond said.
“Me and my friends went to Walmart and decided to have a photo shoot,” Moore said.