On The Spot: Summer in quarantine
Mathias Alling, Staff Writer
Freshman Josie Dawson
“The most memorable thing from this summer was jumping in the creek with my youth group. Jumping into the creek felt like you could just take the weight of the world off your shoulders, and just relax and not worry about anything.”
Junior Landry Diercks
“I rediscovered my love for sewing and I made masks for all my family and friends. I found a [sewing] pattern on TikTok, and it looked pretty easy so I pulled out my grandmother's old sewing machine. I went to the store and got some fun fabric, and I made masks for all of my immediate family. My friends saw me out with a fun mask, so they asked me to make them one, also. It was a lot of work, but...
Sophomore Clay Diercks
“During quarantine, I felt very alone all the time. I don’t have any brothers, so I was by myself for the majority of the time. When I finally got to see my friends, it was a great time, because I could finally hang out with people who understood my jokes and it felt amazing.”
Freshman Caroline Dolberry
“I went to Sky Ranch, and I thought it was really fun to be able to meet new friends and do a lot of fun stuff like water slides, zip lines and paddle boarding. I liked meeting new friends, because all the people I met were really nice and fun to be around.”
Senior Grace Baker
“During the summer, I was able to go to my camp, Sky Ranch, for the last time. Although it was a lot different than it had been in the past, I created memories and friendships that will last for a lifetime.”
Sophomore Marco Laos
“[My most memorable moment from summer] was definitely the time when I received the reward from the president in the mail. It’s called the Presidential Service Award. It’s when you complete over 100 hours of service during a one-year time period. I enjoyed serving and helping my community. The award from the president with his very own signature was the icing on the cake."...
Junior Jannat Verma
“The most memorable thing from last semester’s quarantine and this summer was TikTok and whipped coffee. With all the crazy stuff at the beginning of this year, I found a lot of peace in waking up early and spending some time putting together a nice cup of coffee. While everything around me was changing quickly, whipping coffee everyday turned into a routine that provided me with a weird but co...
Senior Jack Duncan
“The most memorable thing [from this summer] was discovering the true value of friends. I missed them [my friends] so much every day. I finally got to see some of them and we just all had a big hang out, but we still had to be somewhat spread out because of social distancing. It was just exciting to have a reunion.”