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What It’s Like To Come Of Age During A Pandemic

A yard sign and balloons display quarantine birthday wishes for a teen in a front yard amid the Coronavirus pandemic in Arlington, VA.
A yard sign and balloons display quarantine birthday wishes for a teen in a front yard amid the Coronavirus pandemic in Arlington, VA.

Missed school dances and field trips. Surging rates of anxiety and depression. A highly-politicized return to in-person learning.

The last year and a half has certainly been rough on teens across the country.

But what else has it meant? Introspection? Growth? Connection? Action?

For three students at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, all of the above.

We hear from them about what it’s really like to be a young person during the pandemic. Plus, how they’re connecting with their community — and with themselves — through student activism and documenting teen life.

Read Montgomery County Public Schools’ Coming of Age in a Pandemic magazine here.

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