As distance learning continues, this week Jade is working on assignments in AP Chemistry, AP Calculus BC, and AP Composition. Over the past few weeks, Jade has been using the Zoom video app to connect with teachers and classmates, as well as Khan Academy (free online course resources), Notability (note taking), Google Classroom, and Edmodo (class and club communications). In her downtime, Jade has connected with friends via FaceTime and Snapchat, while Gmail has been her “best friend.” She has also participated in Netflix parties where she and her friends watch the same thing “together” while in their own homes. She offers some words of encouragement to her classmates: “These past few weeks have been difficult. Our world has been turned upside down in a short time. Although it’s difficult, let’s adapt with it. Doing everything from home might not be the easiest, but it gives us what we all long for: TIME. Take advantage of this time for self-improvement and reflection. Learn something new. Do something with your family. We all have wished for school to be over, but now we long for normalcy. Take this time to remember what you had and appreciate it when it comes back. Stay safe!” Jade has taken her own advice by devoting some time to playing piano and ukulele, and painting and drawing. Looking ahead, Jade hasn’t decided on her college yet, but she plans to study Biochemistry on a Pre-Pharmacy track.