Thunder Basin High School student Isabella Carroll, right, spends some socially distanced time with boyfriend Jacob Kalisch at Cam-plex Park on Wednesday afternoon. Carroll’s family opted to continue her education virtually to keep her brother, who has a health condition, safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thunder Basin High School student Isabella Carroll, right, walks at Cam-plex park with boyfriend Jacob Kalisch. After rebelling at first to attending classes online from home, she now says she understands why her family chose to remain isolated for the past year during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thunder Basin High School student Isabella Carroll chats with boyfriend Jacob Kalisch in a socially distanced manner at Cam-plex Park Wednesday afternoon from a safe distance. Carroll is one student who opted to continue her education virtually in order to keep her brother, who has a health condition, safe during the pandemic.
A little more than a year ago, the world seemed to stop. Businesses were forced to close their doors. Large gatherings were restricted. Schools shuttered and transferred all instruction online. Sports seasons were abruptly halted. Proms were canceled. Graduations were pushed back and modified.
Then the world seemed to move again. Schools reopened after much deliberation from a committee the Campbell County School District formed to consider that very question. Students returned to school with new COVID-19 protocols like social distancing, face masks and plastic dividers.