Caps and Gowns in the Coronavirus Era: A Senior’s Farewell to Wilton High School


Senior class of 2020

Dang, it feels like yesterday I was just meeting my high school teachers for the first time and walking the halls of the Wilton Jr./Sr. High School as a freshman. Now, I am saying goodbye to teachers for the last time as a senior through a video call. Who knew that these last 4 years of my high school career would go the way they did or that they would go by so fast, being left with only pictures, memories, and wonderful people. 

Despite everything that happened in the class of 2020’s senior year, I wouldn’t change it for anything. Yes, it was hard accepting the fact we wouldn’t get to experience our senior year as those in the past did, but I feel that because of COVID-19 and every little pushback we experienced, we have all become so much closer, stronger, and learned so much more about the world because of it. I can’t explain how much I am going to miss all of my teachers and classmates, mainly because of how much like home they made me feel. The community of Wilton will forever be my family and my home in my heart, no matter where my life leads me in the future, and I greatly appreciate those that have allowed me to feel this way.

To the Seniors of 2020, I know things will get tough in life whether it is now or in the future, but I believe that all of you are capable and strong enough to get past whatever life throws at you. I know I didn’t get as close to some of my teachers or classmates as I wish I did, but I am very thankful that I got to know the ones I did get close to. Because of you, my life has changed for the better, and I will forever be thankful for that. 


With Love,

Brooke Doehrmann