Graduating During A Pandemic
Academic excellence, graduation season, and job searches are stressful tasks and events on their own. Being a college senior during a pandemic was anything but stress-free. Not only students but institutions and instructors had a difficult time transitioning to an online learning environment. The pandemic has left students in a state of limbo and has heightened their financial anxieties, physical and emotional health concerns, graduation disappointment, career uncertainty, and negative academic impact.
The graduating class of 2021—both from high school and from college—has not had the proper time to grieve the loss of the last months of their high school and college experiences and their graduation ceremonies. People are in survival mode, and being mentally and physically stable is a luxury. There is sadness everywhere right now. It’s a tough request to ask students to adapt while their future plans have been hindered, but this is the reality.
This Giveaway is just something that we wanted to do to show our appreciation for the grads by honoring them with a free session and pictures to show their special moment. We know that the class of 2021 has faced a great amount of adversity, and have successfully pushed through to the finish line. Yes, the portrait session is not a reflection of their entire high school or college experience but these circumstances do not have to take away from all that they have achieved.
These timeless images will be forever remembered by them, the class of 2021, who have endured such a difficult time. This is our way to show the graduate's accomplishments by highlighting this moment about them, not the social injustice or inequalities, not the misery of the pandemic. Help us to celebrate them by giving them this gift.