When Shelby Turner left Towns County High School in March, she thought Georgia’s school shutdown wouldn’t last too long. However, as the school year progressed, it became clear that the coronavirus pandemic would upend the entirety of her senior year.
“I went to my last day of high school and didn’t even know,” Turner said. “That was just so scary. I didn’t even tell my teachers bye. I just left like it was a normal day — I just wish I could’ve gone back at least one more week.”