More than 200 of Hillsborough County’s top high school seniors from 35 public and private schools accepted an invitation to share their accomplishments and take part in an essay contest through the 2021 R.F. “Red” Pittman Tribune Scholars program. Their profiles and essays are published here, just as the students submitted them. To search all schools, click here.
School activities and accomplishments
1.Lettered in football on varsity, 3 years
2.120 hours volunteering as a worker around my school
3.lettered in varsity basketball, 3 years
4. Trumpet player for 3 years.
Criminology/Criminal justice to become a detective. No designated college.
The COVID-19 pandemic has already been around for one year, and so many things have happened since the beginning. I feel that certain problems could have been handled differently to stop the spread of the virus. What could have been fixed in schools is requiring all students to stay home after breaks and do e learning for two weeks to quarantine themselves.
Over winter and spring break many students were traveling and they came back to school without getting tested beforehand. As a result, many schools lost most of their students because they had to get quarantined. I just think that many covid cases in schools could have been avoided if they kept us home two weeks after the school breaks. Another big rule that health officials have advised since the beginning of the pandemic is to stay 6 feet apart. The problem though is that people pick and choose when to follow CDC guidelines. Cities remind people to stay 6 feet apart when they’re out in public, but then also say that it’s okay to have sporting events with thousands of fans.
Every sport that happened this past year required physical contact and it’s crazy how that was allowed to happen, but some business were still forced to stay close. If the country focused more on people’s safety instead of money, life would be very different as to where we are right now.