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Written by Jessica Brewer
Class of 2021

I wrote this as part of a project for school and thought I'd share!
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Did you guys hear about Covid in the news?
I saw it's in China and on some cruise
I read it started from a guy and a bat
No way! I think I also saw some story like that
I just got a notification on my phone
It's the first Covid case in the US that’s known
Thats so scary but at least its not here
It’s not like we have anything to fear
Numbers are rising and it's starting to spread
We’re closing for a deep clean someone said
Then we get days off, that would be best
I know, right? We wouldn’t have to take this annoying test
Did you guys see the email that was sent out?
We have at least two weeks off, without a doubt
This is amazing! a super long spring break
Someone pinch me and make sure I'm awake
I’m kinda bored and ready to go back
Same, and I’m looking forward to lacrosse and track
Ugh, no spring sports and no junior prom
The rest of our year is on zoom dot com
At least we’re not seniors, I feel so bad
I know, I can’t imagine being a grad
Our senior year will be so fun
12 years of school all for this one
Well its September now and we’re still online
I thought for sure by now we’d be fine
I guess no Hoco or Friday night lights
No float dances or senior rights
Just get through this semester, we have the spring
I can’t believe this is all still a thing
I hate waking up and staring at the screen
This is supposed to be the year we remember as a teen
We should be walking the halls with joy and pride
Waving to old teachers, letting them know on which college we decide

We should be dressing up for the spirit event
And filling the yearbook with senior content
We should be with our friends that we have been beside
Since the 1st grade at the beginning of this ride
But instead we just stare at the names of these peers
That we may never see again after all these years
Now with only 4 months left for our class
We watch each week as monumental moments pass
In the time that remains, we look ahead
Hoping for memories beyond a zoom call from bed


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Posted by curtisj  On Feb 24, 2021 at 10:22 AM
  

IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2021

In April of 1960, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed Spelman College as a guest speaker at its annual Founder’s Day celebration. He inspired the women in attendance by sharing one of his most memorable quotes,

"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

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These words continue to breathe inspiration into the generations that follow. 

2020 left so many community members lost in, what seems like, an alternate reality - left to scramble in the wake of a viral villain (disaster), that robbed us of the togetherness we so desperately need. Although it may seem like we are lightyears away from normalcy, we can continue to support those who continue to fight against the injustices that have plagued this world well before this virus held us hostage. 


We may not be able to embrace one another, but we implore our communities to fight for the day when we will be together again. Fight for that day to be a day that we will stand together as one and support both the equity and equality of all mankind.


February marks Black History Month, honoring the many men, women, and children that stood up to injustices, promoted peace and love, and encouraged our fellow Americans to embrace that same message of global citizenship that we share here at Garnet Valley School District.


This year we are asking our Garnet Valley Community members to join us in the #BlackHistoryChallenge. All through the month of February, we have been highlighting the many African American pioneers that have left a mark in history, and we are challenging you to share these posts - or create posts of your own, highlighting strong African American figures that have inspired you in an effort to continue to educate our communities. 


“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” ~ Barack Obama


We would like you to meet...

Carter G. Woodson  •  Mary Eliza Mahoney  •  Ruby Bridges  •  John H. Johnson  •  Claudette Colvin
Susie King Taylor


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Posted by curtisj  On Feb 17, 2021 at 2:22 PM
  
 
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