The views stated here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the editors of this newspaper. Received June 16, 2021.
Kudos to Haddam Killingworth Class of 2021
55 years ago today I graduated from High School. Since then, the COVID pandemic has been perhaps the most significant event of my lifetime (including Vietnam) in terms of its universal effects of death, destruction, and disruptions of normal life.
2021 is a very special year to graduate. Students at Haddam Killingworth High School are to be commended for the sacrifices they made to protect their families, friends, and community – even though they were among the least likely age group to get the disease. They adapted to 100% in home remote computer based learning last year then later, hybrid remote and in class learning, mandatory masking, social distancing, other inconveniences and restrictions including elimination of many of the normal high school life amenities such as dances, plays, clubs, sports.
We now know these sacrifices worked. The end of the pandemic in sight.
At 3pm today the Haddam Killingworth High School Class of 2021 graduates after successfully completing not just their normal high school requirements, BUT also, successfully completing a unique, once in a lifetime, year long lesson in social responsibility that they can all be proud of.