Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Just like that, seniors found out that their high school careers would be strangely and abruptly cut short, and districts across the State began preparing for end-of-year grades and graduation.
In this episode, we talk with Corning-Painted Post High School Senior Todd Lu. He was looking forward to celebrating the end of the year with classmates and international students before Covid-19 interrupted all that. He shares his perspectives and goals as he looks forward to future college and career plans. Learn more about Next Generation Politics, where Todd is a blogger, by visiting their website at NextGenPolitics.org.
We also had a conversation with Superintendent Mike Ginalski who, like the class of 2020, is leaving at the end of this school year. Mr. Ginalski started his career during a time of crisis within the district, so he’s no stranger to adversity. He shares his own plans for the future, how the district plans to wrap up this school year, and thoughts on incoming Superintendent Michelle Caulfield.
Finally, check out this week’s newest project in the Southern Finger Lakes: Inspire FLX. It’s brought to us by the good people at the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce. If you have a new project or story to highlight, please feel free to reach out on our social media sites, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.