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Hall High School Teachers Bid Goodbye to Class of 2020

Hall Principal Dan Zittoun speaks to students in a video message.

Friday, June 12 is the last day of classes for West Hartford Public Schools seniors.

Hall High School teachers. Screenshot from video

By Ronni Newton

The spring semester is anything but “normal” for members of the Class of 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic created an abrupt end to the social aspect of being a senior – the final season on the field or court, the last concert or chance to be part of a theater performance, prom, class trip, and more were also canceled.

And while distance learning has created a means to continue academics, not being able to see each other in the classrooms or hallways has still left a gap in the connection between teachers and the student body as a whole.

Hall High School Student Activities/Career Center Coordinator Amy Shaffer said that in addition to cheering at the car parade next Monday, a few of the teachers wanted to find a way to bid goodbye to the seniors and reached out to staff members to request “goodbye” videos.

Many teachers, as well as administrators and Principal Dan Zittoun, all shared their thoughts.

Craig Diamond of the Technology Education Department put them all together into this video celebrating the Class of 2020.

As the seniors complete their high school careers and classes end on June 12, here are some memories and wishes for good luck in the future.

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