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FRAMINGHAM – I knew they would cancel school for the rest of the year but it doesn’t quite feel real yet.

The last few months of senior year are what we have worked for since kindergarten. I will never get to be late to homeroom again, I will never get to fool around in class again, I will never get to stay after with my favorite teachers again, I will never get to high five my friends in the hall in passing, I will never get to have a real last day.

It feels selfish to say this when people are dying, but I know the class of 2020 is hurting.

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We entered the world in the shadow of 9/11.

We entered kindergarten in the midst of an economic recession.

We graduated elementary school after the Boston bombings.

We graduated middle school at a time when our political climate was nothing but a battlefield.

We entered high school when school shootings were becoming a truly terrifying threat.

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So it’s only fitting that we will leave behind an entire chapter of our lives in the middle of a worldwide pandemic.

Here’s to the class of 2020, everything we have accomplished, and everything we will achieve. 

Thank you for considering my submission. 

Madison Sherman

Framingham High Class of 2020

By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.