It’s been a couple of weeks since my last column, but I’m back and ready to tell you all about the end of the year events and updates.
First off, spring sports that take place outdoors no longer require wearing masks, and there is no limit on spectators, so that’s some progress right there!
I can’t write this column without recognizing our incredible senior class of 2021 that was featured in the paper this past week! I had the chance to speak with several of them, and here are their thoughts on the senior occasions.
Let’s talk about Prom.
Evan Szynal shared, “The red carpet experience and themed pictures around the school were very adorable and I knew the staff tried to make it the best it could be.”
Another student stated, “The best part of prom was when we sat down at the venue and the DJ announced that wearing masks was optional! For the first time in a long time, we could finally see each other without any restrictions, and it was the best way to end the year.”
It’s great to see that the class of 2021 was able to enjoy their prom night at the Century House, especially after having all the exciting events like junior day, spring sports, and their junior prom cancelled last year.
Now onto the topic of Graduation.
Michelle Zhang gave her opinion on the event stating, “As cliche as it sounds, the graduation ceremony was surreal. When I saw everyone wearing their cap and gowns, it hit me that high school is actually ending, that I’m moving onto the next chapter of my life. I’m glad we had a ceremony this year to honor everyone’s efforts and be together as seniors one last time.”
Tahlia Salgado added onto that saying, “Graduation was super exciting because not only did we carry the parade tradition from the class of 2020 (which was the best part in my opinion), but we also had a fairly normal graduation despite the pandemic.”
Trinity Ferreira summed up her emotions during this time saying, “It was such a big relief to finally feel like our lives were back to normal for a week.”
Based on what these Senior Alumni shared, it seems as though both Graduation and Prom were able to give a, “fun glimpse of normalcy,” as Ms. Winnie Zhao said in her statement.
The way things are turning around right now for the better as less restrictions are put in place and more vaccines are being given out, it gives us all hope for what’s to come in the future.
It’s the last week of school, so this is where I say my goodbyes for the summer.
A big thanks to you all for reading my column each week, and supporting me throughout my time in the paper.
I’d also like to thank Beth David for giving me this opportunity to share the perspective of a high-schooler during the pandemic, with the rest of you in town. I’ve learned a lot, and do hope that my column has served its purpose to its entirety.
I look forward to writing “DaCunha’s Dispatches” in the fall when school resumes, but until then!
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