Bittersweet Last Day of School for Wayzata High School Students
Wayzata High School students said goodbye to teachers and friends Thursday on their last day of school. Some students felt relieved. Others left feeling unsatisfied.
“We kind of want closure,” said Shea O’Brien, a senior at Wayzata. “It’s super sad that our days at Wayzata are done but hopefully graduation can give us that closure we’re looking for.”
Ashley Kanter said her favorite memory will always be the dance team.
“I’ve just had so many memories with that and going to state tournament and all of that. It’s been super fun,” said Kanter.
Wayzata High School business teacher Michelle Jacklitch spent Thursday wishing all the students well this summer. Jacklitch along with a few other staff and students also helped distribute yearbooks.
“For us being able to distribute yearbooks here, it’s been a lot of fun to see all the kids and see and say hi to them and be excited to wish them well for the summer,” Jacklitch said.
Sam Empson, a junior at Wayzata, said he’s excited about having summer break.
“It doesn’t feel like a typical last day of school but it’s still some stress reliever,” Empson said.
The next school year for Wayzata starts Sept. 8. It’s uncertain whether the first day of school will return to traditional in-class learning or remain distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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