By Ashley Stracco, ’24
I think that everyone can agree that 2020 had some very strange and unexpected events. On social media, many have been making their random and crazy predictions for 2021, from who will be the next New England Patriots’ quarterback to what will be the hottest dance trend on TikTok. All jokes aside, students at HHS shared some of their own personal predictions:
Freshman Bodie Poirier thinks that we may not be returning to school normally until late May, if not until next year.
Freshman Paulina Leskow believes people will still have to wear masks, but more events will be able to take place and we will be prepared for whatever happens.
Sophomore Mike DeMayo predicts that the Boston Bruins will win the Stanley Cup this year and that we will be back to normal by September.
Sophomore Caitlyn Jordan says, “I think towards the middle of the year everything will be back to how it was before the pandemic!”
Junior Mark Mustone has a very different perspective on what will happen in 2021. “All I’m going to say is that the aliens are coming.”
Junior Mckenzie Bottomley is not sure exactly what her predictions are for 2021, but is hopeful that we will all reach some type of normalcy. But everything is still all up in the air.
Junior Kendall Sherwood’s predictions are that the vaccine is able to be widely available by the end of summer and life will return to normal in the fall. Before that, though, the early months of 2021 will be similar to 2020 because not much has changed and we are seeing another surge of COVID-19 cases.
Senior Sean Dewitt thinks that this year will come back to normal in April or May in time for Seniors’ end-of-the-year events.
Senior Michelle Sylvester believes the pandemic will get much better in terms of social distancing. She also thinks that sports will happen in the summer and school will be fully in-person by the end of the year.
Senior Emily Flynn hopes that in 2021, high school athletes will be allowed to play a full season (not just a half season) and that the MIAA will bring back tournaments. She knows that the possibility of this is unlikely, but because of the vaccine, she believes everything will soon go back the way it was before COVID.