Lets give a big shout out and some love to the class of 2020!

We have officially reached our goal and donated over $10,000 worth of sessions and shareable files.

Congratulations Class of 2020!

  • Killinglly High School
  • Rebecca DiBenedetto
  • I will be attending Johnson & Wales University for Business.
  • Not being able to spend time with my friends the way I thought I would be for our senior year in high school.
  • Nothing.
  • H. H. Ellis Technical High school
  • Chad Cramer
  • My plans after graduation are to work.
  • Keeping busy.
  • I have been happy to stay home with my family and make sure that we have all been safe. In the future i will always make sure that i am thankful to have my family.
  • Sterling Community School
  • Cody Cramer
  • I am planning to attend H.H.Ellis Technical High school.
  • Trying to keep busy.
  • I am happy that i was home with my parents and brother. I am happy that i got to spend time with them.
  • Putnam High School
  • Riley Carpenter
  • I am going to take a year off and then I am planning to attend Cosmetology school.
  • TOILET PAPER! Doing school work online and not being able to get the help you needed the right way you need it.
  • Some positives I have experienced during this time is everyone at a point come together to spread love and positivity.
  • Plainfield High School
  • Kylie Bosker
  • Three Rivers for Nursing
  • Online learning. Missing out on things like: prom, traditional graduation, softball, senior trip, seeing my teacher one last time.
  • I’ve had more time to work since recently getting a job which helps with responsibility. More time means I can do more art than I normally could outside of class. I feel mentally over all I’ve grown a lot over the course of this year making all the struggles worth while.
  • Plainfield High School
  • Gavin Shippee
  • Cop or CO
  • Couldn”t have sports also couldn’t learn as well and got hours cut at work.
  • That you always still have friends and family to go to.
  • Ellis Tech
  • Megan Nicol
  • I plan on pursuing my electrical trade.
  • Missing out on my senior of high school.
  • Enjoying spending time with family.
  • Putnam Middle School
  • Megan Strom
  • Killingly FFA High School (veterinarian)
  • Online schooling
  • A lot of time with my mom and going on field trips to different farms and finding the projects I want to do during my high school career and starting my animal projects.
  • Quinebaug Middle College
  • Gabriel Pompeo
  • I am interested in real estate so I will be pursuing that, as well as attending Community College.
  • I have missed seeing friends.
  • Some positives I have experienced during this time is learning how to work more independently to complete school and spending more time with my family.
  • Plainfield Central Middle School
  • Paige Leandro
  • Plainfield High
  • Wanting to see my friends and family
  • Don’t take things for granted

  • Killingly High School

  • Ben Morin

  • Attending Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA  
    Majoring in Construction Management.

  • I haven’t faced any problems personally, other than having to get up for work in the morning.

  • The positives that I have taken away from this time in my life is that we can adapt to anything and I am grateful for a job and steady income form my job to help put money away for college.
  • Vinal Tech
  • Joseph  Roberts
  • Joey will be working full time as an automotive technician. He attended Vinal Tech and completed their automotive shop and was offered full time employment.
  • Joey has struggled with missing his prom, and not spending quality time with his friends since the school year was cut short. His best friend is going off to college in the fall and they have not seen each other at all. Joey will be working full time all summer so his time with friends before they go their seperate ways will be limited. Our seniors have lost a valuable portion of their high school career.
  • I am not sure how Joey would answer this question but I assume he would agree that this situation has at least allowed him to jumpstart his career in the automotive field. He has been working extra hours at his job through quarantine and has received extra training and certifications that will be invaluable as he enters the full time automotive work force. As a mom, I have struggled greatly seeing what these kids have lost due to covid, but I have also enjoyed having him at home more … family dinners and quality time that we may not have had otherwise if he was out and about.

  • Killingly High School

  • Timothy Pendlebury

  • I don’t have specific plans right now. I want to cook.

  • Distance learning with my little brothers also in the house.

  • I don’t have to see the other students.
  • Killingly High School
  • Madison  Rattray
  • Going to QVCC. Undecided going for General Studies
  • Quarantine from family and friends.
  • The positive that I took away from this experience was just to focus on my schoolwork.

  • Arts at the Capital Theater

  • Summer Stoddard

  • I will be attending St. Michael’s college in Vermont studying biology/pre-med.

  • I just wish things would return back to normal. I hate the fact that I missed out on so many life events.

  • I have truly loved being able to spend this time at home with my family and my mom, my best friend.
  • Killingly High School
  • Keeley Cerbo
  • After graduation, I will be attending Nichols College. I plan to major in General Business with a concentration in Marketing.
  • A challenge that I have faced is not being able to have a proper senior year. We have missed our senior prom, senior class trip, senior awards and pathway celebrations, and a traditional graduation. It has been hard not being able to see my friends and spend time with them during my final months of high school.
  • Some positives are that I had more free time to do different things other than school and work. I’ve been able to spend more time with my family and stay safe.

  • Killingly High School

  • Kaileigh Martineau

  • I’m going to QVCC and want to be a zookeeper.

  • I have autism and it is hard to do my work online. I am disappointed that I missed my trip to Florida and my senior year experiences.

  • I like the time with my family.  Going on walks and letterboxing.
  • Killingly High School
  • Alyssa Gaudreau
  • I will be attending Eastern Connecticut State University , human services,  and massage therapy.
  • Missing out on milestones for my senior year, like Junior prom, my last season in tennis as captain, senior night, awards night, etc.
  • I enjoyed spending more time with my family and pets.

  • Killingly High School

  • Alexis Manfredo

  • Going to Rhode Island College to major in Health Science.

  • It is hard not being able to be see my extended family and friends.

  • It has been great to spend a lot of quality family time and have family dinner with the whole family just about every night.
  • Norwich Free Academy
  • Christopher  Green
  • Christopher will attend Lasell University in Boston,
    To major sports communication. His goal is to be a sports writer/ announcer.
  • The biggest challenge has been missing my senior year of baseball at NFA.  Also missing the many highlights of senior year.. prom, senior activities and of course graduation.
  • Slower paced life. More relaxing times, family dinner.

  • Ellis Tech

  • Ian Rooney

  • Working.

  • Distance learning.

  • Meeting new friends.
  • Woodstock Academy
  • Austin Varrieur
  • I plan to attend QVCC.
  • Isolation and online learning.
  • Being able to spend more time with family.

  • Woodstock Academy

  • Addie Bouten

  • I plan on attending Worcester State University in the fall. I will be majoring in Health Sciences while looking for a career in Occupational Therapy.

  • Not being able to care for the young children at the daycare.  With covid they downsized staff and I haven’t been working – really miss the children.

  • The time spent with my friends and family outside of a hectic life of work and school.
  • Killingly High School
  • Savannah Burnham
  • After graduation I will be attending QVCC for the 2020 fall semester. I plan on completing prerequisites for 2 years and then transferring to a different college to complete my education. I would like to take the opportunity to explore different majors while attending QVCC because I am undecided on my major
  • One challenge I have had during this time is staying focused on school. School is hard to think about when not in the learning environment. I have also had trouble with the social distancing rules, when being forced to stay away from each other it makes you want to the people you want to see more.
  • The quarantine and the pandemic has made me thankful for my friends and coworkers. It makes me enjoy their presence more knowing that it can be at our safety’s expense. I have also become closer to some of my family members. It has given me the time to appreciate them more.

  • Quinebaug Community College

  • Michaela Marshall

  • I graduated from QVCC this May with an associates in science. I have also been accepted into the Three Rivers nursing program starting in 2021. I am determined to become a great nurse in the near future!

  • A challenge that I faced while being in isolation was mainly the stress over how the rest of my spring semester was going to go. Everything switched to being online, therefore, more hands on classes (like microbiology) had to learn from simulation labs and recordings of the professors lectures. It was a very different set up, however, I am happy to say I made it through.

  • Some positives I experienced during the time of isolation was being able to spend time with my loved ones. It had been way too long since we were able to eat dinner together or even watch a movie. It allowed us to make memories that I personally will never forget.

  • The Woodstock Academy

  • Emily Arters

  • I plan on attending The University if Alabama and majoring in psychology

  • I really missed the routine of going to school and also the face to face time with my friends.

  • I have really enjoyed all this time with my family before I go away to college.

  • Killingly High School

  • Eddie Espoaito

  • I will be attending Bryant University in the fall and majoring in Busines Administration.

  • Some challenges I’ve faced are trying to do schoolwork, accessing all the different resources the teachers are using to lis assignments and meetings. I’ve also been working at my dad’s business since he needs help. Its been really difficult trying to juggle all the reaponand keep up my GPA. I was on the basketball team and we made it to States, but the CIAC closed down the league before we had a chance to play.. Another struggle is not being able to lead a normal senior year. We as a class have missed out on so many events and were unable to create lifetime memories. I miss my friends and family members I can’t visit.

  • A positive is that I got to spend a lot of time with my family. I’ll be leaving for college in the fall and won’t see them much.
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  • Quinebaug Middle College

  • Jasmine Olson

  • I will be attending Norwich University in Vermont in the fall. I will be majoring in nursing.

  • Some of the challenges I have faced is missing out on all the memories I would of made my senior year. I am missing my friends the most.

  • The positives I have experienced is spending more time with my family, working more, and being with my closet friends.

  • Killingly High School

  • Lauren Kirkconnell

  • Going into Marines in September

  • Not getting to spend time with my classmates

  • Not getting to spend time with my classmates
Lauren Kirkconnell
  • Plainfield High School
  • Cole  LaFleche
  • Going into Marines in September
  • Not getting to spend time with my classmates
  • Not getting to spend time with my classmates
  • Killingly High School
  • Faith Boateng
  • I will be attending University of Massachusetts Lowell to pursue a degree in nursing with a minor in Spanish.
  • Not being able to truly fulfill my senior year.
  • I’ve learned more about myself and the importance of self care. I’ll utilize all of the lessons about time management, and motivation in my future endeavors.
  • Woodstock Academy
  • Morgan Schmidt
  • I will be attending Western New England University
  • It was difficult that senior year ended the way it did. I had trouble adjusting to online learning and coming to terms with missing out on all of the traditional senior activities.
  • Though my senior year didn’t go as planned, it allowed me to better reflect on my high school experience and  helped to remind me of how lucky I am to have teachers and family members that support me so much. I think the last semester has helped me grow as a person overall.
  • Killingly High School
  • Christopher Lackner
  • St. Johns University – Business
  • Motivation, Lack of Social Interaction
  • Working at my job.
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  • Killingly Intermediate School

  • Madison Briquier

  • I plan on attending Quinebaug Middle College. I hope to earn college credits while there to put towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Social work.

  • I didn’t enjoy the distance learning and not being able to work with my teachers in person was difficult. I also did not like not being able to spend as much time with friends.

  • I think over the last few months I realized I actually do like going to school. I will be happy to go back in the Fall and appreciate that I can work with my teachers in person. I also realized how much calmer life can be without all the “extras” going on around us. Sometimes simple is better!
  • Plainfield middle school
  • Serenity  Evans
  • I plan on attending Plainfield high school and then furthering my education to medical school to become a pediatric oncologist.
  • No challenges I feel like I got to spend my time with my family and that’s most important
  • I feel as if they gave me time to reflect on myself and my family and I got to spend so much quality family time
  • Killingly intermediate school
  • Selina Metzermacher
  • Heading to KHS . Playing soccer
  • Missing teachers and friends and learning in classroom
  • Spending more time with family, and learning to be more independent.
  • Killingly High School
  • Jordyn Marshall
  • I am planning to go to QVCC for two years to finish my general studies and then transfer to another college. There I want to finish my pathway in Human Services.
  • It has been hard adjusting especially with work and school.
  • It has been nice having a lot more time to focus on my family and hobbies such as reading and drawing that I enjoy. It has also been less stressful because I have more time  to work around.
  • Killingly Intermediate School
  • Cassidy Wilson
  • Killingly High
  • Being motivated.
  • Becoming more organized.
  • Plainfield Central School
  • Bryce Grenier
  • I will be attending Plainfield High School in the fall. I’m looking to focus my studies on Culinary and Graphics as I prepare for college.
  • Having to adjust to online schooling. Not being able to see my friends, especially this year since we will be going to different high schools in September and missing out on special 8th grade events and sports.
  • School work was a lot easier and I liked being able to work at my own pace. I got to spend a lot of family time together, which was nice. I’ve learned not to take things for granted because you just never know.

  • Killingly high school

  • Jordan Dreibholz

  • I am attending University of Connecticut to major in psychology

  • I have found online learning to be a huge adjustment as well as coming to terms with my K-12 years ending this way.

  • I have taken this time to enjoy the last part of my life before adulthood. I have done lots of self reevaluation and worked on being my best self. But also I have done the fun things like pulling an all-nighter for a movie marathon or baking new recipes for my friends and family.
  • Norwich Free Academy
  • Dylan Chapel
  • I will be attending Assumption College to study Health Sciences/ Pre Physical Therapy. I will also be playing Men’s Lacrosse.
  • Losing my senior lacrosse season was pretty tough. Missing out on that final senior season with my friends that I’ve played with since youth, my prom and a traditional graduation really stinks, but NFA has done a great job recognizing all of us.
  • Killingly High Schoom
  • Kaeleigh Mayo-Rickell
  • Going to QVCC to get my Generals Studies Associates’s degree the to a 4 year college to do something in the medical field
  • I have be away from my friend and not been able to have a normal high school graduation preparation experience. As a senior I have missed out on so much.
  • I’ve realized I was a hard worker with getting all of my school work done.
    I’ll never take anything for granted.
  • Marianapolis Prep School
  • Ethan Gosper
  • Attending Nichols College majoring in Sports Management
  • Not being able to have closure with friends and teachers
  • Spending quality time with family.
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  • Killingly High School
  • Karly Seiffert
  • I will be attending Bryant University and majoring in Business Administration.
  • It’s been difficult coming to the realization that I will not be having my senior softball season. I also struggled with not seeing my best friends everyday.
  • I think that I grew closer with my family and friends that I stayed in touch with. I also took this time to focus on college and figure out what I am doing in the fall.
  • Killingly High School
  • Stephanie Bellows
  • My plans after graduation are to go to QVCC. I do not know my major yet.
  • I have my cows and family. The only challenges are that I do not liking wearing a mask.
  • Some positive experiences are being able to spend more time with my family and spending more time outdoors than I otherwise would have been able to.
  • Woodstock Academy
  • Kylie Casey
  • I’m going to take a semester off and then enroll for the spring semester at QVCC. I’ll study there for about 2 years to improve my GPA and then I will apply to RISD. I plan on being a graphic designer.
  • Lmao well, I supported my mom through her cancer for a year and a half meanwhile I was pretty much homeless drifting around friends houses and sleeping in my friends truck in the Walmart parking lot because my mom couldn’t bring me to school because of treatments and my dad kicked me out because I missed the bus because I was tired from working 36 hour weeks. It’s been fun lol but life is starting to look up now.
  • I’ve learned who really cares about me and loves me. I’ve learned how to overcome issues with difficult people. I’ve learned how to be patient. Most importantly, I’ve learned that you make your own happiness.
  • Vassar College
  • Marisa  Peczuh
  • I majored in Psychology and Education at Vassar College, and I want to support children in schools in the future. I am currently looking for a job and hope to start working in the fall!
  • It has been difficult missing senior spring and graduation – I was looking forward to making final memories with my friends on campus!
  • I am extremely grateful for time with my family. I have learned to live in the present moment and to appreciate the small details in life.
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  • Killingly High School

  • Mackenzie  Jackson

  • Attend Nichols College majoring in Marketing and continue to play softball at the college level.

  • I have missed finishing my senior year at Killingly. I wish we could have had our senior year of softball our team was coming out strong this year, our senior prom, class trip. Just miss my friends and having closure.

  • I guess the one thing I learned was don’t take anything for granted, because it can be taken away at a moments notice. Enjoy the moments not what is coming next because it may not happen.
  • Killingly High School
  • Courtney Ennis
  • Attending Eastern CT State University
  • Not seeing friends; missing out on in-person learning/instruction from teachers; after school childcare job was closed; not being able to experience final months as a senior and doing senior events
  • Finding the time to get mentally prepared for the next phase of life and enjoying the people around me during this pandemic.
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  • Griswold High School

  • Steven Nagel

  • Attending Central CT State University majoring in Hospitality Management

  • Missing out on all of the senior activities at school

  • Appreciate seeing friends and extended family
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  • Killingly high school
  • Haylee Chester
  • Im attending ECSU and majoring in biology, and then plan on going to medical school to become an orthopedic surgeon or oncologist.
  • Finding things to keep myself entertained rather than just laying in bed all day or being on the internet. Also being away from friends and family, not having prom, a traditional graduation, and senior trip.
  • Ive been able to try out some new activities and develop new hobbies. Ive gotten a lot closer with the people inside of my home. Also, the world in general is just realizing the negative impacts that we actually have on the earth, and how subtle things have positively changed ever since people have been forced inside.
  • Franklin Pierce University
  • Calia Joslyn
  • I would like to use my bachelors degree of science in Health Sciences to work in healthcare administration and business.
  • Keeping myself and my mind busy and not snacking constantly!!
  • Spending so much time with my boyfriend since we just moved in together in December! We have gotten to learn more about each other even after being together for 2 years now! I have been able to try new things, learn new things, and give myself all the self-care I need.
  • Killingly High School
  • Caroline  Gagnon
  • I plan to attend Plymouth State University to major in Business. I plan to one day own or manage hotels/inns/ beds & breakfast places.
  • Social isolation. I am an extremely social person so to not be able to hang out with friends or go out around other people.
  • Personally I will learn to appreciate everything I have and cherish it. Also that family is very important to me. This allowed me to have more time in my schedule to hang out/see them.

  • Plainfield High School

  • Sarah  Chamberland

  • I am going to QVCC for 2 years and transferring to URI for my remaining years to major in biomedical engineering

  • Some challenges I have been facing are not being able to see my friends, graduate normally, work had a late opening.

  • Some positives are i have gained new skills such as painting rooms and cleaning the house very detailed cleaning… I have also gained the knowledge that you should never take ANYTHING for grante
  • Killingly High School
  • Hannah Mason
  • Plymouth State University, NH
    Criminal Justice
    Will be playing on the softball team at PSU
  • I recently have been diagnosed with Epilepsy.  I have been put on medication, and unfortunately, I am not able to drive.  So since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic and my senior year was taken away, I have now been hit again with more restrictions.  I am a strong Person and I am not going to let this get the best of me.
  • My friends, I have the best group of friends!  We show love and support to each other.  My family, as we are all in this together, we are making the best of the situation.
  • Killingly High School
  • Arianna  Binienda
  • I will attending Eckerd College in St Petersburg Florida . Where iI will be majoring In Animal Studies.
  • Not being able to experience a Senior year with my friends. Not having  my Senior year of Lacrosse
  • Positive from this I was able to get a new puppy !!
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  • Killingly High School
  • Lexie Brunet
  • She will be attending Lasell University to major in criminal justice and play softball. she hopes to become a detective one day.
  • Not many challenges
  • To make the most of everything, nothing is guaranteed anymore.

  • Woodstock Academy

  • Jocelyn Mayotte

  • Becket College for Vet Tech

  • No softball, hanging out with friends and not being able to go out .

  • To not take things for granted.

  • Killingly intermediate school

  • Saige Hibbard

  • I plan on going to Ellis tech so I can become a hairdresser

  • I don’t recall any because I’m in 8th grade

  • Some positive things is since my dads cousin is a hairdresser I can work at her salon once I am able  

  • Killingly High School

  • Chloe Hibbard

  • I am unsure of what I’d like to do for a profession but I plan on attending QVCC in the fall.

  • Not being able to enjoy the rest of my senior year with my friends. Not having a prom.

  • It has been nice to spend more time with my family. I’ve learned not to take my experiences for granted and hold them close to my heart.

  • Norwich Free Academy

  • Zachary Larkham

  • Will be attending Bridgewater State University in MA and will be in their Aviation program. When I am finished with that, I will be joining the U.S. Air Force, with a goal of being a pilot.

  • I was unable to attend the state championships for the NFA swim team because that was canceled due to social distancing/quarantine rules.  

    My summer position at J.N. Webster Scout Reservation has been cancelled, and it is tough to not be able to see my classmates and friends any more.  


  • The pace of life has slowed down a lot and I’ve gotten to focus on my relationship with my girlfriend a lot more.  I definitely appreciate the relationships with my friends and family that doesn’t live with me more because I miss that part of regular life.

  • Norwich Free Academy

  • Victoria Smith

  • After graduating from Norwich Free Academy, I will be attending the University Of Rhode Island School of Engineering

  • The Quarantine of 2020 has been hard for me. like all  Seniors in high school because we have missed all of of Senior year privileges that we have worked for and waited for! Not spending the last few months with the friends I have made has been the most difficult!

  • I have learned to embrace the difficult times.  While this isn’t the way  I would have wanted to spend the last few months, I have been able to spend more time with my family before I leave to go to college.

  • Regis College

  • Bernice Boateng

  • I graduated from Regis College with my Bachelors Degree in Nursing. I am currently preparing for my licensure exam to become a registered nurse! I hope to begin my journey gaining experience in an acute care setting before pursuing a graduate degree. It is my goal to provide care throughout the U.S. and beyond. What a time to enter the profession!

  • As a first generation college graduate it was definitely disappointing to know I would not have the traditional end to my college career. However, I have come to learn and accept that the lack of celebration does not take away from the great things the class of 2020 has accomplished. It has been difficult, but above all we have gained patience and resilience.

  • COVID-19 has slowed our world down and although it has been very challenging, there has never been a better time to create positive change in our lives when there is already so much change happening. I have learned to choose faith over fear and I am grateful God has kept my friends and family safe.

  • Pomfret Community School

  • Madison McMahon

  • Will be attending Woodstock Academy in the fall. Excited for all the the clubs and activities the school had to offer.

  • Missing out on 8th grade class trip, graduation, field day, and semi formal is very sad. Missing my friends and social activities.

  • I have enjoyed learning from home as a different experience and having more tome with my family had been cool.

  • Marianapolis Prep

  • Colby Pion

  • I am planning on attending the University of Scranton in Pa and majoring in Molecular Biology on the Pre-Med path.

  • One challenge that I have faced during this time is the lack of interaction with my friends.

  • I have become more grateful and appreciative for my family and everyday life.

  • Killingly Intermediate School

  • Austin  Townsend

  • Killingly High School

  • I have been struggling with schoolwork, and missing my friends.

  • I have gotten to stay home, sleep in, relax, and spend time with my family.

  • Killingly High School

  • Aaron Townsend

  • I am planning on going to QVCC for two years then going to SUNY Cobleskill to major in Psychology and/or Canine Training and Management.

  • I have been experiencing motivational issues, and several communication issues with my teachers. It is harder to communicate with them because I no longer see them in person.

  • Some positives I’ve experienced during this time is that I get to see my family a lot.

  • Killingly High School

  • Evan Townsend

  • I plan on going to QVCC to get my Associates Degree, then I plan on seeking a higher education to receive my Bachelor’s Degree.

  • I miss seeing my friends, and being able to participate in sports.

  • I’ve learned even in times of isolation, you’re never truly alone.

  • Marianapolis Prep

  • Ryan Barnwell

  • I plan on attending Villanova University and majoring in Computer engineering with a minor in Aerospace engineering

  • I missed a trip to France and Spain.  I missed my last track season, time with friends, jazz concerts, and lost my weekend job when the YMCA closed. I was taking 6 AP classes this semester so the distance learning was a bit of a challenge with the extra work. My parents were both working so I had to spend extra time helping my younger siblings with their school work and issues with computers.

  • I was able to spend a LOT more time with my family.  I am normally at school from 7:30am til 6:30 pm with sports and 9pm when I have band practice during the week.  On weekends I would have games and work.  We have spent a lot of nights eating dinner together, watching movies,and playing games as a family.  I has been good to connect and be together before I hopefully leave for college in the fall.  

  • Ellis Tech

  • Kyle  O’Connor

  • Roger Williams University, School of Architecture

  • Online learning for sustainable architecture.  Not being able to play sports, run for the track team.  Missing out on prom, awards ceremonies, class night, trip to Japan.  

  • Perseverance.  

  • Woodstock Academy

  • Courtney Ruszczyk

  • I plan on attending the university of new haven to pursue a degree in criminal justice

  • Not being able to attend all my senior events like prom or senior night for lacrosse

  • Family bonding

  • Three Rivers Middle College

  • Ashlie Mozeika

  • I plan on studying early childhood education. I want to be a teacher. I got accepted into three rivers community college, but I decided to take a gap year and work full time at the daycare then go back to school.

  • Trying to get all of my school work done and keep myself on track

  • I have adventured more, been given the opportunity to go back to work full time at the daycare when this goes back to normal, and I have learned to love nature.

  • Ellis Tech

  • Matthew Collelo

  • Accepted to Norwich University to pursue a BS in Criminal Justice.

  • In the beginning isolating from friends and family.  Not being able to finish my senior year and graduate with my friends.

  • That I was able to hike and canoe with friends and family now that the restrictions have eased. I continued to work at my studies during this time and was helpful to teachers and classmates. That I can overcome anything that comes my way.  

  • Norwich Free Academy

  • Lauren Cloke

  • After I graduation I plan on attending Three Rivers for a year and transferring to either Uconn Or Central Connecticut State University. I plan on majoring in Nursing.

  • Some challenges I have faced were school work and trying to learn online and not having my teacher there to ask questions.

  • Some positives are that I have got to talk to my friends more and be with my family more.

  • Three Rivers Middle College

  • Taylor Chaplin

  • Going to TRCC for Early Childhood Education to be a teacher.

  • Not being able to go to a typical class and having to try to do the work at home.

  • I have learned how strong I am.

  • Killingly Intermediate School

  • Raigan Leveille

  • Raigan is planning to attend Killingly High School. Raigan is a very driven young straight A student who has been a part of her school soccer and basketball team who both won championships this year. She is also a member of NJHS, Forgive and Forget, Band, Chorus all while playing Premier Soccer for Liverpool and AAU basketball for The Lady Breakers. Raigan was also awarded the CAPPS (Connecticut Association of Public-School Superintendents Award) and her dream is to become a Pediatrician.

  • Raigan has had a real change in lifestyle going from being busy every minute of every day to a much slower lifestyle. And she really misses sports, teammates, and all her friends.

  • The silver linings are the laid-back schedule have allowed Raigan to follow a few more of her hobbies such as painting, studying medical textbooks (fun? lol) and Mountain Biking. She really has enjoyed spending more time with her siblings

  • Ellis tech

  • Gavin White

  • Boxing military or carpenters union

  • Attention to studies

  • Griswold High School

  • Trisha Zvingilas

  • Attending Albertus Magnus College majoring in education and psychology and playing on the softball team for the college.

  • Working a full time job while doing online classes without having sports as an outlet.

  • I have spent more time with my family and have learned to value that more.  I have also learned how important my relationships with my friends and teachers are.

  • Killingly High School

  • Hailey Messier

  • I will be attending University of New Haven majoring in Criminal Justice.

  • Missing out on my senior year. The Prom, the trips and all the senior celebrations that I’ve looked forward too.

  • Before the quarantine, I was almost never home, between school, Band and working. The positive is that I’ve spent a lot more time and become a lot closer with my family.

  • Woodstock Academy

  • Sean Rearden

  • I’ll be attending the University of Chester, UK, studying Sports Science.

  • I have actually missed being in school and around my friends.

  • I’m going overseas to university so it’s good to know how easy it is to keep in touch with friends. I’ve also learned some new skills that will help when I move away from my family in September.

  • Killingly High School

  • Kolby  Walters

  • Attending QVCC and majoring in Technology.

  • Not having any senior events with friends!

  • This quarantine has brought our family to have time together and really see what’s important.
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  • Killingly High School

  • Mirabelle Bates

  • I’m attending QVCC for my first two years, earning my Associates , and planning on transferring to a university afterwards. I would like to major in Education or Social Work. I want to help the community in some way.

  • Adapting to a new routine and lifestyle while continuing to keep myself motivated in school while working almost everyday.

  • Some positive experiences I have had so far, is living with my best friends family. They opened up their house in a time of need and I’ve been very grateful to have this experience.

  • Killingly High School

  • Emma Turner

  • I will be attending Endicott College in the fall to major in psychology.

  • I missed playing lacrosse this spring and it has been hard to not see my friends.

  • You definitely realize what is important. I have been getting outside more and am able to focus on myself and my family.

  • Woodstock Academy

  • Grayson  Walley

  • Uconn school of engineering

  • Not able to see friends as much

  • Later classes

  • Abeka Academy Homeschool

  • Hannah Kipp

  • I plan on attending QVCC then transfer to UCONN to pursue a degree in Occupational Therapy.

  • Since I am home schooled we were supposed to travel to Pensacola, Florida to walk in the graduation ceremony with fellow home school members. Because of this virus our trip was canceled and I didn’t get a chance to attend the in person ceremony. That was very disappointing but at least they did have a virtual graduation.

  • This situation has taught me to take one day at a time and appreciate the things that I usually take for granted. Since my dad is an outside salesman and can’t be on the road at this time, he has been working from home which means spending more time with myself, brothers and mom. Even though things haven’t work out the way we planned them, I am thankful and grateful for everything that I have.

  • Killingly High School

  • Not being able to directly learn what I need to, to achieve my goals.

  • I have gotten to spend more time with my family and to never take things for granted, because you never know when you’re going to lose it.