Honoring seniors from afar


Kaitlin Anderson

The district has made efforts to recognize the senior class as the school year has been interrupted.

As everyone adjusts to a new normal, the community has put in an extra effort to recognize this year’s seniors. 

“Everyone has been making sure that us seniors still have a good experience even with missing some of the big senior moments,” senior Leah Taylor said. “I’ve had lots of teachers and faculty check in on me to make sure I’m okay and the senior sign they put in everyone’s front yard was really nice.”

In addition to receiving yard signs, the stadium lights are on from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every weekday in honor of the seniors.

“[The seniors] are shining brightly through this situation that’s difficult,” superintendent Dr. Michael Goddard said. “But it’s also a reminder of as a Lovejoy community, that we can shine bright through this dark situation.”

Alongside the district, parents and students are also contributing to celebrating the class of 2020.

“We are truly being stripped from our senior year, but nonetheless having family and friends that love and support me is what’s keeping my head up and moving forward right now,” senior Madison Quiroga. “Little things really make all the difference. My neighbors gave me a sign of their own on top of the one that the school gave me which was very nice and considerate of them. God only gives us what we can handle, so I believe we will come out of this on a positive note”