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Over the last few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically disrupted our lives.  Our schools have closed and sports and activities have abruptly come to a halt.  We're all feeling the weight of this void and the impact of this health crisis.

The WIAA LEAP Committee decided to write essays about how they are each dealing with this situation in their respective communities.  We've also extending this opportunity to any students across the state who would like to share their unique stories.  We see tremendous value in providing a platform for sharing stories and feelings as we work through this together.  What’s important to keep in mind is that, at the end of the day, the mission of the WIAA has always been to provide opportunities for students around the state. That mission has never been more important than it is right now.

Author Essay
Billy Simpkin, Kiona-Benton High School '21 Remember What's Important (4/26/2020)
Melody Wilkie, South Whidbey High School '21 Renewed Appreciation (4/17/2020)
Kamryn Shannon, Ephrata High School '20 Stay Strong, Stay Determined (4/13/2020)
Allison Yajko, Skyview High School '20 We're In This Together (4/9/2020)
Bella Vance, Thomas Jefferson High School '20 High School Roller Coaster (4/7/2020)
Fiona Clayton, Cleveland High School '21 On Hold (4/5/2020)
Kjirstin Hopfer, Ocosta High School '21 You Don't Know What You Have Until It's Gone (4/4/2020)
Sosna Araya, Kennedy Catholic '21 Heartbroken (4/2/2020)
Tate McReynolds, Gig Harbor High School '20 Dear Class of 2020 (3/31/2020)
Roman Schroyer, Sehome High School '21 We're All Doing Our Part (3/29/2020)
Lauren Frueh, Issaquah High School '20 Reach out to Someone (3/26/2020)
Rocco Parrish, Grandview High School '20 Control What You Can Control (3/22/2020)

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