Ava Jelniker, sophomore at Hillsdale High School
The Catalyst (TC): What is your school doing for the fall semester: on campus, hybrid, online, or something else?
Ava Jelniker (AJ): Online.
TC: What does your typical school day look like?
AJ: We sit in our chairs and we do our classes online, and we listen to the teacher and fill out worksheets.
TC: What do you wish that your school was doing for the fall semester: on campus, hybrid, or online?
AJ: I wish that we were doing part of it on campus because I missed seeing my classmates. Online classes are pretty boring.
TC: NDB is continuing online distance learning until December. What do you think about that?
AJ: I think that’s good because I think that it’s important for slowing down COVID and keeping people safe, but I also wish that we could go back to school sooner.
TC: Has Hillsdale made the announcement of how long they’re continuing online learning?
AJ: I think we’re doing it until the end of December, at least.
TC: How are you doing with school right now academically, socially or personally?
AJ: I’m doing pretty well at school. I feel like the classes are easy, but it’s also kind of hard to be away from your teachers and your classmates, and it makes the work a little bit harder. It’s harder to talk personally with your teacher, because they can’t really help you one-on-one during class and you’d have to meet with them after class, at least for my school.