Recap of My 2020-21 School Year

Yahir Mondragon Ramirez, Staff Reporter

The 2020-21 school year was a very different school year with much uncertainty. Students faced many advantages and disadvantages during the school year with distance learning. This year started with many unsettled student events such as prom, sports, and graduation which are very important to students and especially for seniors. Covid-19 has greatly impacted the life and education of high school students in both positive and negative ways which are different for each individual.

During this school year, I have learned many things. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, school was very different and every student had to adapt to it regardless. However, distance learning gave me many opportunities to pursue what I like to do most because of the amount of free time I had. I did not see the school year as being wasted in any way; I actually enjoyed distance learning. This allowed me to enjoy my hobbies more and learn important things outside of school.

The best thing about distance learning was that I was able to attend my classes from anywhere I had access to internet. However, a big con about distance learning for me was the technical difficulties and being unable to attend my classes and catching up on missed lessons. A piece of advice I would give to students is to not be afraid to ask questions and to not give up even when times are hard. There was many times where I would notice that no students would speak up when something was off, and some students would completely give up which is not good. Moral of the story is that times always get easier so you should never give up.

Sergio Robledo, a senior at LBHS stated, “Distance learning was tough; at first, I had no desire to do any of my work because of the technical difficulties, but I realized I had to finish strong since I am a senior.” After being asked what advice would you give to students, he said, “Keep up with your school work, do not fall behind, pay attention to your teachers, and to remain optimistic.” During the pandemic Sergio also had a lot of time to pursue his hobby and learn more about photography.

It is safe to say that Covid-19 affected every student differently. Many pros and cons came with distance learning but at the end of the day, we all learned something good and saw the light at the end of the tunnel.