Sarasota student adjusts to learning from a distance

Sep 9, 2020

Amber Baylis

Amber Baylis

Meet Amber Baylis, 17, the student board member of the Education Foundation of Sarasota County.

Amber started her senior year at Riverview High School with a 5.1 weighted GPA.

Q . How does the reality of this school year differ from how you envisioned your senior year?

A. This definitely is not how I thought my senior year would go. I never expected to be attending classes through Zoom while my peers are sitting in classrooms. But my father is immunocompromised due to cancer, and I can’t risk being around a lot of people every day and taking something home that will endanger his health. He’s a single parent, so he’s all my 14-year-old sister and I have.

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