Senior – Class of 2020
The class of 2020 will go down in history at the class bitten by the Corona virus. While none of the students have actually been infected with the virus the entire class has been affected. Their final spring semester in high school has been canceled. No prom, no spring sports, however, a late development has graduation ceremonies rescheduled in July with limited seating. Nearly all of those things that make your senior year a life-milestone have been abandoned. It breaks my heart that these youngsters will not get to experience all of those activities that are typically a part of their final weeks in high school.
Our youngest granddaughter has been a student/athlete throughout her educational experience. She started playing soccer at age 6. She was one of only three players to make the high school junior varsity as a freshman that was not playing travel ball in the off season. As a freshman she also discovered track and eventually settled into high jump. Her sophomore year she won the conference championship and finished 2nd in the state. Her junior year the team won their second straight state championship. Just prior to the pandemic and sheltering orders she finished second at the state indoor championships and had set her third personal best in three meets. She was ranked 25th in the nation overall and number 12 among high school seniors in high jump. She was on track to have a great senior outdoor season and the team was poised to make it three in a row. Fortunately our girl will jump again in college. She has secured a track scholarship to compete at the next level.
I am going to miss photographing this young lady participating in all of her school activities, but if we get the chance to see her compete in college I will be there with my camera to capture the moment.