NEWTON, NJ—With the announcement of schools being closed for the remainder of the year, comes the realization that Newton High School Class of 2020, along with seniors throughout the state will be missing out on events many have been looking for to for years including: prom, graduation, Awards Night, senior trip, College Acceptance Breakfast, final season of sports, hanging out with their friends before they part ways and College Open Houses.
- Daniel Flores-Zelaya will be attending the University of Alabama and majoring in Finance. “The impact of COVID-19 on my senior year has been far from what I expected. Initially, I thought we were only going to be out for two weeks and then return. But as the situation grew worse, I knew early on that we wouldn’t be able to return. The situation is unfortunate, but it’s helped me to reflect on the past four years at Newton. All of the great memories I made with my friends and the teachers who really made the experience special. While we won’t have a traditional graduation, let this be our mark at Newton of the class who’s resilience and strength showed through. I wish the best of luck to all my classmates and give my eternal thanks to all the teachers and opportunities I’ve had at Newton.”
- Eve Sylvester will be attended Rider University to study Exercise Science. “Although corona has taken away the most exciting parts of her senior year such as prom, the senior trip, the senior picnic, etc., it has had some positive affects on her. She now has the time to better herself personally by working out everyday, get her work done ahead of time, and spend lots of time working on scholarships. Although she misses her friends and teachers, Eve feels that there is no use being upset over something she can not control. It is upsetting to her that she will not be able to finish out her senior year with her peers but continues to look forward and is excited to start her first semester of college in the fall.”
- Tyler Reed will be attending Sussex County Community College. “Tyler is excited to experience life after high school. He has an amazing heart and personality; he enjoys trying new things. Tyler is ready to find his passion and embark on his new journey.
Newton High School seniors have been invited to submit information about their plans for the fall, following graduation in June. This is the fifth installment of a multi part article.
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