It’s Spirit Week at Kenai Central High School. Which is fitting, since students are particularly excited to be back in class this year.
“I think everybody is so glad to be back here,” said high school junior Katie Stockton. “So many people don’t like the remote learning. It just gets hard, it’s a lot more difficult to motivate yourself to do it.”
Stockton and her peers have just completed their first full week back at school in over six months and their third week of school this school year (the first two were remote).
Schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District opened their doors back up last Tuesday because of reduced COVID-19 rates across the peninsula. Now, students can engage in the parts of high school that have been impossible to recreate over Zoom, like hallway socializing and after-school activities.