Stephanie Barron: An #NDNSatHOME Story

Halee Rhoades, NDN Press

Stephanie Barron is a senior at PN-G. On a normal school day she is involved in tennis, Student Council, UIL Academics, Skills USA, DECA, Key Club, Junior Rotarian and is the NDN Press Club Vice President. This is her #NDNSatHOME story.

Q: How do you keep yourself busy at home?
A: I’ve been keeping myself busy at home by doing my online homework, finding new workouts to do, cleaning my room excessively, and watching as many movies as I can.

Q: What is something fun you’ve done this week?
A: I actually went to Academy to go buy a treadmill. I had the blessing of standing in line outside of the building (6 feet apart of course), because of the social distancing restrictions.

Q: What is one thing you’ve wanted to do this week?
A: I really wish I could see my friends and spend time with them. I miss seeing Coach (Robin) Wilson as well and going to tennis tournaments with my teammates.

Q: How do you like the online assignments? Are they easy or hard?
A: I don’t mind the online assignments, but I do miss being able to ask my teachers questions in person, especially on an essay.

Q: What is one thing you miss from school? Why?
A: I miss all my extracurricular activities and especially all the senior activities planned this semester. Being a senior has made this time so sad because it’s our final year in high school and we won’t get to experience some events we’ve been looking forward to attend all year. Not only am I going to miss these events, but so is the faculty that I have grown so close to over the year.

Q: How do you feel about no more toilet paper in the stores?
A: I think there being no toilet paper in stores is absolutely ridiculous and unnecessary. People should not be hoarding these necessities and are just making this time even harder for others.”

Q: What’s the most interesting thing you’ve seen or heard throughout this experience?
A: One of the interesting things that I’ve seen on social media is how people are saying the virus was predicted in the 1980s through the novel, The Eyes of Darkness. There has been many similarities of what is happening in the world and what is mentioned in the book.

Q: If you had one message to send to your classmates right now, what would it be?
A: I hope everyone is staying home and safe!! Together as a community we can get through this and hopefully return to school! Love you all and hope y’all are making the best out of this situation <3

If you’d like to tell us your #NDNSatHOME story, send an email to: [email protected] and we’ll send you a list of questions. Be prepared to send us a photo of yourself.