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Will prom go on? NYC students wonder what will become of high school milestones in the time of coronavirus.


March 27, 2020

Deposits had been collected for one last school trip together. The date for prom had been set. It was nearly time for caps and gown measurements to be taken.

High school was drawing down for tens of thousands of New York City seniors. For juniors looking ahead to college, the closure has thrown into question whether they’ll be able to take needed entry exams, rack up volunteer hours, or go on campus tours. Plus, the threat of the new coronavirus forced schools to close down so abruptly that many students left their textbooks and calculators in their lockers, and might not be back to school this year to retrieve them.


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