The Trend Of Posting Senior Pictures Is Doing More Harm Than Good
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The Trend Of Posting Senior Pictures Is Doing More Harm Than Good

Graduating seniors want to feel recognized instead of being reminded of what they will not have.

The Trend Of Posting Senior Pictures Is Doing More Harm Than Good
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There is this current trend going around where former graduates are posting their senior pictures in acknowledgement of current seniors not having memories they normally would have.

As a graduating senior, these posts are more aggravating than not because they are making the situation about themselves. Instead, reach out to someone who is graduating and ask them how you can help.

Posting pictures is a nice thought but most people went about it the wrong way. Graduating seniors want to feel recognized instead of being reminded of what they will not have.

This is an unusual time for everybody and in the college world, it is especially disappointing to those who will not be returning to a college campus as a student.

Seniors will not be able to experience a regular graduation (if one at all) and will not be able to say goodbye to their friends in person. High school seniors will miss out of events such as prom, senior prank day and more.

Instead of posting pictures, think about how you would feel if you were a graduating senior right now. Think about how you would feel if you saw people posting about memories everybody but your graduating class will get to experience.

I hope once everything settles down, seniors will get their deserving graduation or acknowledgment. Until then, let graduation be about them.

There will come a day when people look back on this year and think about the challenges they overcame. Seniors are entering the rest of their lives in a pandemic and a recession. Allow the graduating seniors you know to go at their pace as they attempt to deal with these next few weeks.

Let us just hope this does not last until next year. We do not need another graduating class to have to feel the same thing.

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