Now that we know for sure that returning to actual classrooms and schools will not be happening this remaining school year, how do we keep our seniors in a positive mindset?

When I heard the news yesterday during Governor Bakers daily briefing that school, as we know it, would not be returning to normal as we had hoped it would this school year, I immediate thought about the thousands of graduating seniors across the state who would not be able to have the full senior year experience. So sad.

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There are so many kids who have waited for this time their entire high school careers and I know some of them. Our Rock and Fox Show interns are some of them. They are graduating seniors at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School and they've worked their butts off for four years.

My niece is a senior at Durfee High School in Fall River and has always loved school, her sports, activities and clubs all throughout her four years of high school. She, like so many, is just heartbroken. No senior prom, no spring sports and all the graduation fun the seniors were supposed to experience have been taken away from them.

As I scrolled through Facebook this morning I came across a video post from a beloved math teacher at one of our SouthCoast high schools and I really liked the thoughtfulness, positivity and sincerity behind this video post. I liked it so much that I wanted to share it here to hopefully lift the spirits for so many of our graduating seniors,

The Class of 2020 will hopefully be stronger because of having gone through this level of disappointment. And I hope for each of you, there's a silver lining in all of this somewhere. God bless.❤️

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