Middle-school student says quarantine is “not glamorous”

Student Journalist Gisella Terralavoro.

Mid-Hudson News has launched a “Student Journalist” section to allow elementary, middle, and high-school students to write essays or “news as they see it” for submission (details below).  The following is an essay from one of our “Student Journalists”, Gisella Terralavoro.

 Wow,  I wonder what it would be like when quarantine ends. I know some people are counting down till things go back to normal just like me. This quarantine is not glamorous at all. Some people were losing their minds during school but people still loved school. They got to see friends, got to have fun, and forget about hard times or even get to talk to someone in the building that they trust.

One thing that I’m really excited to do after quarantine is to have face-to-face conversations with friends and family. Social Distancing might not end and the world may not go back to what it was before.   Another event that I would hopefully do after quarantine is to host my annual pool party. That party would consist of fun food, having great time with friends, and making memories of a lifetime.

I’m excited to get back to daily life. Everyone not being so scared to go outside or even talk to someone. People can go on vacation, do community service, go to New York City, see some Broadway shows, and go to the mall. Another event that I’m excited about is working on my Silver Award for Girl Scouts. One part of the award is to do fifty hours of community service. For my hours I volunteered at the Walden Humane Society. That helps dogs become less anxious around people that they are less familiar with.

As I said in my last story, we are all in this together as said in High School Musical. Some of us might be counting until we get back to normal life. During this time we learned valuable lessons and our new normal; stay away from large crowds, avoid being out in public, and the last thing you should do is stay safe.

About the author:
Gisella is 12 years old and a student at Valley Central middle school. The author plays lacrosse, participates in dance, and plays the clarinet. She is also working on her Silver Award in Girl Scouts.
If you have a student that is interested in writing a submission, please send an email to Todd Bender at [email protected] and ask for the submission requirements.



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