Returning to School

Returning to School

Morgan Nelson

It is no doubt that 2020 has been an interesting year for everyone. Starting my junior year of high school (and my first year at Hamilton) virtually was not ideal but it taught me not only a lot about myself but a lot about how I view school. For the first quarter of my junior year we did classes online, which was a struggle and a blessing. I got to stay in the comfort of my room, work at my own pace, and learn how to be accountable for myself and my assignments. Though these were good, I missed socializing and learning in a classroom environment with other students, and part of me still does. 

Coming back on campus was a bit nerve racking, and I have never seen so many teenagers packed into one building. I can’t say I like wearing my mask all the time and using hand sanitizer whenever I enter a room but it is what it is. I was expecting for my socialization to be limited, and it is. With spaced out seats and no group work I am trying to adapt to the feeling. It’s almost a surreal feeling being here during this pandemic and I want to make sure that I stay safe and that I can keep everyone at home safe from the virus, but so far I think it was a positive decision to choose to come back to in-person school.