A Kentucky High School Senior Reflects on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 6, 2021

Greenwood High School Senior Chase Bailey is looking forward to socially distanced prom and graduation ceremonies this spring since many were cancelled last year due to COVID-19 precautions.
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Kentucky high school seniors are riding out a roller coaster of a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While it's been a mixed bag of losses and gains, Greenwood High School Senior Chase Bailey says it's also been a time of personal growth.

"Even though there were so many times that, you know, I just didn't want to do my homework, and I just wanted to quit and have a little pity party for myself.  I reminded myself that I am not the only one going through this...that there are so many other students who are in the same exact position that I am."

"I have to continue to work hard and finish through this year. is what I kept telling myself."


Bailey says she and her peers are looking forward to socially distanced proms and graduation ceremonies this spring since many of those events were cancelled last year due to the coronavirus.

You can hear more about Bailey's perspective as a high school senior during the era of COVID-19 by clicking the Listen button above.