Digital First: Vicksburg community comes together through a Facebook page to support graduating seniors

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THE CORONAVIRUS HAS AFFECTED MANY  STUDENTS AND HOW THEY WOULD NORMALLY GRADUATE. TWO VICKSBURG PARENTS, DAWN STEVENSON AND TIFFANY HOWARD, HAVE SENIORS DECIDED TO CREATE A FACEBOOK PAGE AS A MEANS TO HELP STUDENTS COPE DURING THIS TIME.

JMIEHA ALLEN, A SENIOR AT VICKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL, SAYS  DURING THIS TIME OF DEALING WITH THE COVID-19, THE SENIOR NOTICED HER CLASSMATES STARTING TO LOOSE FAITH.

“ A lot of us are kind of like graduation is a big thing and we’re not and he didn’t experience it like everyone else is”

JMIEHA ALLEN

 THE FACEBOOK PAGE ORGANIZERS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO DO THINGS TO KEEP THE SENIORS UPLIFTED.

“So the Facebook page came along my mom and one of my cousins got together because they both have high school seniors. So they got together and was like what can we do to make the situation better” JMIEHA ALLEN SAID.

JMIEHA SAYS, “ A lot of people have really been positive about it. Like we’re getting a lot of feedback. We’re getting asked every day people are excited. They want to adopt seniors”.

WHEN THIS IS ALL OVER, THIER HOPES ARE THAT THEY CAN STAY CONNECTED TO THIER SPONSOR.

“We’re not this is someone that if something goes wrong I can call you. I can be like hey I’m having a problem. I don’t need this and that I need someone to mentor me. I need a shoulder to cry on”

JHMIEHA ALLEN

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