Class Of 2020: The Class President

The pandemic forced Sofia Moore to miss out on a lot of traditions as she prepared to say goodbye to her high school years.

By Laura RiceMay 25, 2020 1:46 pm, , , ,

Sofia Moore will graduate from the Liberal Arts and Science Academy, or LASA, a magnet school in Austin. But like everyone else in the class of 2020, her experience is very different than graduates in previous years because of COVID-19. She plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin in the fall, majoring in international relations. But she won’t be able to attend her high school graduation ceremony until August.

“Quarantine has given me more time to get closer to my family … and also this time at home has given me a lot more time to work on my music.”

“There are so many things that I’m so upset that I’m missing. We’ve missed out on senior prom, and I’m the class president and this was going to be my big event.”

Courtesy Sofia Moore

“I think that the biggest thing that I’ll miss out on is feeling like there’s any closure. At the end of all the other years of high school and middle school, you’ve always gotten to walk around the hallways with your friends, just kind of existing … and that, for me, is when it just kind of signals that everything’s over.”

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