How Corona Has Affected Me by Grant Johnson

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Grant Johnson who is a middle school graduate will be attending Cass Tech this fall

How Corona Has Affected Me by Grant Johnson

Hello my name is Grant Johnson and  I attend University Prep Science and Math Middle School. I have been attending this school since six grade and I have been waiting to participate in the eighth-grade activities. My school had many activities planned and my parents paid a lot of money so that I could participate. My friends and I were looking forward to getting out of school earlier than all the other kids at my school. I don’t like how Covid-19 has affected my eighth-grade year.

One of the main events that we were supposed to do as eighth-graders was to go to Washington, D.C. for our senior trip. Sadly we were not able to go because of Covid-19. We were going to go to several museums, malls, and monuments. Since the trip was canceled we did not get a chance to stay in a hotel with our friends, and have fun on the long bus ride. For the trip we were able to choose our roommates and we could be in groups with whoever we wanted.

The eighth-graders at my school have always gone to a Tigers game. For many years the eighth-graders have walked to Comerica Park and attended the Tigers game all day. I enjoy going to the Tiger games because I love the food and talking to my friends about the game. I love doing the wave and singing and clapping to the little chants. My favorite activity at the games is when they have people dress as cars and run around the field in a race. Now because of Covid-19 I can’t make those great memories with my friends.

The last thing that I can’t participate in is the eighth-grade dance. Last year many of my friends went and they had a great time. Many of the girls already purchased their clothes for the dance so they were really upset when it was canceled. I had my eye on a suede jacket that won’t be purchased now. Covid-19 has ruined the end of my eighth grade and I am not happy about missing the activities.

 

10 thoughts on “How Corona Has Affected Me by Grant Johnson

  1. I am sorry to hear that you and your fellow classmates will not be able to attend all the events that were planned, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Those are memories that you will never have. But I am so happy to hear that you will be attending Cass Tech for your senior year. Congratulations wish you all the luck 🎉

    • Grant this is a time of change to how we’ve always handled life. Don’t be dismayed, this will to pass. You’re young and have a lifetime ahead of you to enjoy all life has to offer. Stay positive, continue to educate yourself, it will pay off in the end.
      Mable Bell

  2. Grant, great piece! I hope your writing inspires others to tell their stories as well. Writing is a therapeutic method for coping with stress and this situation has given everyone practice in managing the unknown. Grant, hang in there, the best is yet to come.

    MGB

  3. Grant this is a time of change to how we’ve always handled life. Don’t be dismayed, this will to pass. You’re young and have a lifetime ahead of you to enjoy all life has to offer. Stay positive, continue to educate yourself, it will pay off in the end.
    Mable Bell

  4. How proud we are that you have graduated from 8th grade at University Prep Science and Math School, where you were an outstanding student, and are on your way to Cass Tech this Fall!!! This is such a magnificent achievement. While missing all of the exciting 8th-grade activities is a monumental disappointment, the great thing is IT IS NOT THE END! As soon as the pandemic has passed, you and your classmates can get together and plan a special celebration that will be meaningful and extra-special and will make the Class of 2020 unique and outstanding over any of the previous graduates. SHINE ON!

  5. Grant,
    You are a very bright and articulate young man with a promising future. I enjoyed reading your piece and although I don’t know you personally, I feel like I know you spiritually. Be blessed, and keep on keeping on, and stay on course. Remember the golden rule, always be kind and considerate and compassionate to your fellow man, and love your neighbor as yourself.
    I love you.

  6. Grant, this is just a hiccup in life. Just take a few deep breaths and move on to the next chapter. You are destined to make the best of whatever you choose to do and of whatever life might toss in your path. Those missed opportunities will be returned to you down the road, and you will not have missed a beat. Keep the spirit and passion you have for learning and adventure and great things will follow you throughout life. Carpe Diem, young man.

  7. Grant, this is just a hiccup in life. Just take a few deep breaths and move on to the next chapter. You are destined to make the best of whatever you choose to do and of whatever life might toss in your path. Those missed opportunities will be returned to you down the road, and you will not have missed a beat. Keep the spirit and passion you have for learning and adventure and great things will follow you throughout life. Carpe Diem, young man.

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