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High School Students Coping with the Health Crisis | #WeBelongInCollege Stories

Last updated June 25, 2024

Students everywhere struggled with the COVID-19 health crisis. Watch these #WeBelongInCollege stories from high school students who navigated being a student during the pandemic. 

Eboni’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

Eboni lost her two part-time jobs when the pandemic hit, leaving her unsure of whether she would have the money necessary to attend college. Hear from Eboni about how she kept working toward her higher education goals.

Jazmyn’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

Although the pandemic affected Jazmyn’s life, she found a silver lining: she discovered a talent and a passion she never knew she had.

Olivia’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

Like many students, Olivia missed out on senior year rituals. She worried about her dad losing his job and how it would affect her ability to pay for college. She braced for the possibility that she wouldn't be able to afford her dream school, but did her best to find ways to cope and keep things in perspective.

Lauren’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

Watch Lauren share some words of advice for the high school graduating class of 2020. 

Kirsten’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

Kirsten worried for her elderly loved ones who were vulnerable to COVID and about the challenges of staying focused when learning remotely. 

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