Give the Seniors a Break!
As senior year is coming to an end, the Class of 2020 is facing circumstances that no other class has dealt with before. As of April 1st, Gov. Pete Ricketts has closed all Nebraska schools until May 31st. That means that when Marian seniors left school for spring break more than three weeks ago, they walked the halls as a Marian student for the very last time. Not only will our grade not be returning for classes, we will also miss many cherished Marian traditions that we have seen our big sisters before us love and hold dear: Field Day, Honors ceremonies, Senior Mass, Prom and Graduation events (many of these events will go forward in an altered fashion, but they still will feel much different than what we had hoped).
Looking at all the suffering going on in the world, we count ourselves extremely blessed and lucky that we are young, healthy and part of privileged situations so that we will not be severely affected by COVID-19 and that our only complaints are that we will miss these milestones. Nevertheless, at this point in our school year it is frustrating that we are stuck behind iPad screens, facing many large projects, under huge amounts of stress for obvious reasons but not getting to enjoy the Marian traditions we had so long looked forward to.
As seniors we would like to come together to request that the administration consider reducing or cancelling projects that have been assigned to us for the fourth quarter. Many of these were initially made to be presented in theology class during Field Week. As Field Week will no longer be happening, and presentations are hardly in class at all, we simply ask that senior teachers and the administration consider adjusting our work level. As always, we appreciate everything the staff does for students and the beautiful education Marian has given to us.