COVID-19 prevents traditional freshmen year

Cailey Crosby, Staff Reporter

We as freshmen have not had many school activity opportunities since COVID-19, and it has been a rude awakening to us all.
I have looked forward to my high school experience for quite a few years now. But when COVID-19 came it was kind of a disappointment, because I thought that I was not going to be able to come back to school.
Then school officials told us a hybrid schedule was chosen. With the hybrid schedule, not only was I having to struggle with my school work, with some online and some in class, I did not get to see any of my friends that went on the opposite days as me.
A couple of things that freshmen look forward to are the dances and pep rallies, but coronavirus ruined that for everyone. I was really hoping to be more involved in school this year, but it is really hard when the school has cut out many school activities to avoid people from getting the unfortunate virus and maintain social distancing.
The reality of it all is that school is not what it used to be. We basically get to go to school and do school work. There are no activities except sporting events and only 50 percent of the stands can be filled. There are no more dances, pep rallies or group work in classes, all because of a virus. As students, most of us are extremely ready for 2020 to come to an early end.