12th graders describe final year in high school amid pandemic

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GENEVA COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — The pandemic brought different challenges to schools and students, and for those going to be seniors, some wondered if their senior year would be somewhat normal. Geneva County High School Senior Courtney Miller said the year was unusual but still great.

“We still had a good senior year,” Geneva County High School Senior Courtney Miller. “We got to do a lot of things we didn’t think we’d be able to because of all of the accommodations they made for us. But it was definitely a little different.”

Courtney said one big change from past years was that there were fewer club activities, but the staff did their best to let the students participate in as much as they could.

“We would have virtual club meetings or do it over email or something like that so everyone could still be involved, just not in person,” Miller said.

Despite these adjustments, Courtney is thankful teachers and administrators went above and beyond for their students.

“I think they made so many adjustments to make it feel as normal as possible for us that it wasn’t bad,” Miller said.

Down the road at Slocomb High School, Slocomb Senior Kaleb Drake said aside from having to do virtual learning from time to time and being extra cautious for football, not much changed.

“Other than that, it’s been pretty much a normal year,” Slocomb Senior Kaleb Drake said. “So it’s not that big of a deal. It was kind of difficult at the start, to begin with and then you just kind of adjusted to it. Got to make adjustments to the little things in life.”

For Kaleb, his senior year has been all he could hope for.

“It’s been a great year. Almost done, we got about 7 more days left, so it’s a good year,” Drake said.

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