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Editor's Note - June 2020

Joni Hoffman
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Joni HoffmanEvery June, I love our annual “Where Are They Headed?” article highlighting Buzz-area high school seniors. But no one could have predicted their final semester would be spent social distancing. No prom night tales to talk about, no walking across the stage to receive their diploma, no participating in the “I can’t wait ’til my senior-year” traditions. I know seniors are disappointed and ready to move on and out, but for some headed to college, the fall semester may be delayed or online. Seniors, we hear you, and you are not alone. In fact, in this month’s Back Porch column, writer Andria Frankfort asks residents: What is the first thing they want to do when we get the all-clear? I, for one, can’t wait to hug my mom, right after I get my roots done and stop for a quick mani-pedi. Someday, though, I suspect we all might long for those quality family quarantine conversations, long walks and bike rides. For right now, let’s raise a glass to the one-and-only Class of 2020. It might not be the graduation year you planned for, but it’s one we all will remember. Congratulations, Class of 2020. [email protected] 

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