From the assistant editor

Celebrating seniors

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 9:00am

Raise your hand if you know a senior. Not the seniors so many of us in this region are, or are getting to be. I’m talking about the other seniors: Those just becoming adults and nearly half a century from being seniors once more.

If you know any, as a family member, neighbor, or as a co-worker, you know their senior spring has been untraditional. You may have taken in our months of coverage of remote learning, teachers’ and students’ video and parade shout-outs to one another, and more. And it all comes down to this, the homestretch to the big day, which, as we’ve also reported, will be decidedly different, too.

Boothbay Harbor seniors will be on traditional turf, and their families will take in the ceremony thanks to technology. Woolwich seniors and all the others who graduate Morse High School will do it at Wiscasset Municipal Airport, not in Bath. And if you are a Wiscasset grad to be, you are Wiscasset Speedway bound with your cap and gown.

So what’s a paper – or two – to do? As always, just as you will, celebrate the seniors, of course. But we are upping the celebration in print and on and this year, with our keepsake pre-graduation, congratulatory, all-color print pages coming to you sooner: They are this week’s second section. 

And here comes a new, dedicated web page you can reach from either site, live starting Wednesday, May 27 and updated throughout graduation season.

So save the print pages, and visit the web page. It’s senior time!