Pandemic Journal: A senior year to remember.

April 4, 2020

Pandemic Journal: A senior year to remember.

Editor’s Note: If you would like to submit your COVID-19 Pandemic journal, please email it to Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief, at Please include a photograph. MCP reserves the right to edit for style consistency. 

This COVID-19 Pandemic journal was submitted by Abigail Leese, a 17-year-old senior at Mason County Central High School. Abigail lives in Scottville and is soon going to be celebrating her 18th birthday, “a birthday to remember that’s for sure,” she says.

By Abigail Leese.

April 2, 2020 Journal 

“Class of 2020 please stand.” The words we won’t get to hear. 

It’s April 2, 2020 and Governor Whitmer announced that all K-12 schools are to close for the remainder of the school year. I am a senior, and I don’t know what to think. No prom, no sports, no more walking with my best friends down the crowded halls, and of course no graduation ceremony. We worked so hard just for a worldwide pandemic to wipe it all away. Time for the real world, but what will that be like now? We’re living through history, through the most unexpected circumstance. But if we can say we lived through history, then there is one very important word: LIVED. We are surviving! 

There are currently 6,059 deaths in the United States due to COVID-19 but 10,403 patients have recovered. Many states are shutting down and stores are closing. Places like Walmart are only half open. A lot of doctors are claiming that we’ll reach our apex in 10 days.

Everything seems so crazy right now. I think I’ve officially become best friends with Netflix and ice cream. There is a huge loss of motivation in me. I’m determined to find it again. I was supposed to audition for Disney on Ice before all of this started, and compete at the high school national competition for figure skating. Those got canceled. I’m doing a lot of practice outside. 

I hope this calms down soon. I miss friends.

-Abigail Leese