- PENOBSCOT COUNTY- A lot of things have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For high school seniors, that list includes quite a few milestones, such as prom, graduation, and planning a legendary prank.
“Making those memories with those kids the last time, like a senior prank on the last day of school, stuff like that,” said Brewer High School senior, Trevor Pearson. “We’re not going to be able to make those memories.”
Tuesday night, Maine’s Department of Education announced schools should plan on doing remote learning through the end of this school year.
“Certainly we do have to adhere to health recommendations from the commissioner, the CDC, and the governor,” said Bangor school superintendent, Dr. Betsy Webb.
Trevor Pearson is an athlete, missing out on his final season of baseball.
“Senior season is always, supposedly, the best season,” Pearson said. “You’re one of the leaders and you know the program very well. We were just looking forward to it.”
He says he and his peers know this pandemic goes beyond them.
“Being a senior definitely stinks and isn’t something we would want, but there are bigger things going on in the world,” Pearson explained.
Webb says she hopes seniors from all over know just because the celebrations may look different, they’re accomplishments are still great.
“I couldn’t be prouder of you. You give me great hope,” Webb said. “You are intelligent and kind. You want to make a difference in the world and there’s not a doubt in my mind you will.”
Webb also reminds people using the meal delivery program that they will not be handing out meals Friday, due to the pending snow.
Those picking up meals will be able to pick them up for Friday and the weekend on Thursday morning.