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High School Students: How is the Pandemic Affecting High School Students Now and in the Future?


The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on students of all ages. We discuss the many ways in which high schools students have been affected, academically and emotionally. Remote learning and social distancing have altered their schooling and many have missed out on the landmark events that mark the high school experience. For juniors and seniors, the path to college or other post-secondary plans may be in limbo. We discuss how they are handling the changes during this critical period of their teenage years.


Adam Leach, director of guidance, teacher, Bangor High School

Rhayna Poulin, junior, Monmouth Academy; member of the Student Cabinet with the Maine Department of Education

Tina Fox (call-in), math teacher, Oxford Hills School District 

Siri Pierce (call-in), senior, Casco Bay High School, Portland 

Pender Makin (call-in), commissioner, Maine Department of Education 

Brady Winslow (call-in), junior, Gray-New Gloucester High School


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