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What are you looking forward to when this crisis is over?

May 18, 2020


A sign on a local Twin Cities business highlights the (social distant) community built because of COVID-19.

Dr. Susan Skinner, Senior High Principal: “I want to be at school, in person, and in the morning when kids are coming in, and I’m standing out on that front area with my coffee just chatting. I really want that. And then the second thing would be just going out to eat at a nice restaurant with friends.”

Dr. Adam Ehrmantraut, President: “I think the big piece is the social interaction and seeing real emotions, real smiles in live time when you’re a foot away from somebody instead of through a screen, that’s absolutely number one.”

Sarah McGurl, Class of 2021: “It will be nice to go out to eat instead of ordering takeout. I’m excited to hang out with big groups of people and be able to go over to friends’ houses. The biggest thing is that I am very excited to go back to school in the fall and see everyone again.”

Mr. John Groess, Math Teacher: “You know that feeling when you get to the airport and someone is so excited to see you that they sprint up to you and they give you a hug? Like, the two weeks after quarantine is over, that’s going to be literally every person you see. And I am so for that lifestyle …  I’m hopeful and really excited that people think about how lucky we are to be able to like go outside and experience nature in Minnesota and not only do people do that more but we like make some meaningful changes to protect those kinds of things.”

Ms. Anne Dougherty, Engineering Teacher: “Hugs.”

Mallory Mathwig, Class of 2023: “I’m looking forward to hanging out with my friends without being given weird looks and going to restaurants.”

Xela Gunvalson, Girls’ Lacrosse Captain: “My team. All of them. I miss them all and just want to be able to have the joy of sharing a space and completing a common goal”

Charlie Warnert, Class of 2020: “I’m looking for a rowdy get together when this thing is over.”

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