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By Jack H. Smith
Three Forks Voice 

Editorial: Hats of the Class of 2020


Later this month the Three Forks High School Class of 2020 will receive their diplomas at what has been described as a unique and exciting ceremony.

Not only will this ceremony be different than any class in the past, but the senior year for these students has also been far different than any of them could have imagined. Within a matter of days, they witnessed their school close, their prom be cancelled, and would learn they would not be able to participate in spring sports. As time went by it became clear they would not be able to attend another day of school.

I'm sure most seniors are always very eager to finish up school and move on to the next chapter of their life, but this group was robbed of the wonderful memories the last two months of school would have given. It isn't always what they would have missed learning in class, but it is the time with friends, the field trips, and all the things that happen throughout the day.

I think it is always important for the community to recognize their seniors for their accomplishments, but this is even more important this year. The school districts have worked hard to give them some sort of graduation ceremony and this is a great start, but I'm hoping they can be recognized throughout the month. It's really important to give them an extra pat on the back this year.

I don't think anybody will forget what happened in March of 2020. It really did change the world. It also meant a new reality for the seniors.

It's easy to say that the closure of schools was necessary but imagine back to March of your senior year and this happening. As much as I wanted to graduate, I would have missed some pretty great times.

Congratulations to all the graduates, and sorry this happened during your senior year.


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