Illinois Students Grapple With A Lost Senior Year Due To COVID-19

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Local school council elections are yet another casualty of the shutdown of Chicago Public Schools. The elections had been scheduled to take place April 22 and 23 but have been postponed. Bill Healy / WBEZ
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Local school council elections are yet another casualty of the shutdown of Chicago Public Schools. The elections had been scheduled to take place April 22 and 23 but have been postponed. Bill Healy / WBEZ

Illinois Students Grapple With A Lost Senior Year Due To COVID-19

Illinois schools are closed for the rest of the year because of COVID-19, and students everywhere are giving up a lot. But the school year has been particularly hard on seniors at Chicago Public Schools. The year that usually marks the end of an era, is now marked by loss.

Reset explores what the school year has been like for students in Illinois.

GUESTS: Adriana Cardona-Maguigad, WBEZ education reporter

Adelina Avalos, senior at Whitney Young Magnet High School