The Seniors very last year in Highschool. Three years of doing school and hard work and the Seniors have finally made it to their final mark. The one big day they have all been anticipating. The red carpet and the millions of audience members. The dream of finally walking under that big M and taking their diploma ready for the world to be thrown at them, only to realize that’s probably no longer a possibility. What? Virtual graduation? The world got thrown at them a little too soon. Most colleges and schools are now preparing for a virtual graduation since the quarantine allows no more than 10 people in a room and a graduation normally consists of a lot more people than 10.
How do the Seniors feel about this? Well, Ryan Sampson said, “They made senioritis into a real thing.” No kidding. Class of 2020 that actually got senioritis. When asked how he feels about a virtual graduation, he replied, “Sad.” Very sad indeed. Another student of Mountain View explained their feelings, they said, “It was supposed to be the fairytale ending to one’s childhood. I always got emotional watching the graduation in high school musical 3 and now I likely won’t ever have that experience. It was supposed to be the comforting piece of closure as you and your best friends look at each other and say, “we did it.” But alas, lol.” They continue, “Makes me sad but it also is kind of hilarious. It’s almost ironic cuz our generation spends so much time living life electronically, and now we might be forced to live one of the best moments of our life, virtually.” The classic graduating celebration where friends say goodbye to friends and are given congratulations on their big success of completing a hard 3 years is probably going to be done over a screen.
Class of 2050: I’m so excited! The red carpet, big poofy robes, chords, millions of people and the moment I get to get that diploma is so close! Were you as excited for your graduation as I am of mine?
Class of 2020: I was, until there was the COVID-19 outbreak which forced us all into quarantine and we had to celebrate our graduation through zoom. So, I guess it was almost as exciting as yours.
Class of 2050: Oh……
Class of 2020: At least I get to be in history books now.