Grades for the first semester at Hull High School close Friday, and although HHS presidents think the first half of the year went well, they are hoping for more traditional high school activities in the future.
Hull High students recently returned to the school after a two-week remote period, the first time this academic year the school had to go fully remote.
Sasha Green, sophomore class president, is of the opinion that the first semester “went pretty good if you compare us to other schools that had to be remote the whole semester, or a lot of the semester. We were lucky to only be remote for two weeks.”
Ben Olivieri, senior class president, agreed, saying it “has gone better than expected.”
All the presidents are hoping for more activities and sports. “My hope, as a senior, is I’m able to play in my last baseball season, and hopefully we will do some senior activities,” said student body president Nolan Tiani.
For Ruby Schultz, freshman class president, “the first half of the year was great. … I hope that in the second semester we are able to do more fun things and exciting activities.”
“We are all really missing the normal Hull High traditions, but I am hoping we can bring some back for the end of the year,” said Grace Grosso, junior class president.
Olivieri credited the school for having done “a good job” in handling the fallout from the coronavirus. “I hope this second half that we can ease into normality again, as the virus is more contained,” he said.
Most students seem excited about the possible return of sports come spring. The winter sports of hockey and basketball were cancelled due to coronavirus concerns. Spring sports, such as basketball and lacrosse, seem promising, especially because they are played outdoors.
The second half of the school year may not be normal, but students are determined to hold onto traditions.
Victoria Dolan is school correspondent for The Hull Times.