‘Very emotional’: High school seniors reflect on abrupt endings amid coronavirus closures

Schools across the state are settling into new routines: email worksheets, digital lessons, no sports practices or meets. And with stay-at-home restrictions extended at least through May 4, it looks increasingly likely that students will not return to classrooms before the semester ends.

That’s particularly tough for graduating seniors, who are experiencing a sudden and unceremonious end to their high school years.

MPR News host Cathy Wurzer talked with Eden Worden and Frances Atmore about what the past few weeks have been like. Worden is a senior at Brainerd High School, and Atmore attends Highland Park High School in St. Paul.

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