Check out this month's issue of InMaricopa

May is typically a time for end-of-school-year celebrations and especially graduations. But this year has been anything but typical for students, teachers and parents – and especially graduating seniors. The fallout from COVID-19 left them rather up in the air, not unlike a mortarboard at the end of commencement, as schools discussed options for giving them at least a semblance of a graduation ceremony.

As one senior stated, they wish they had known their last day of school was going to be their last day of school.

Whatever happens, there is plenty to celebrate for these young adults, who will eventually go on to schools and trades. In this issue, we spotlight just a few of the outstanding seniors from Maricopa schools. There are scientists, musicians, dancers, mathematicians, entrepreneurs and doers of good deeds. Congratulations to the unforgettable Class of 2020.

Also this month, we caught up with some of the hundreds of teachers in Maricopa who have continued to teach their schoolchildren from home through distance-learning programs. Small-business owners spoke to us about how COVID-19 created a new normal.

This issue highlights economic development that continues to roll out, questions candidates for Maricopa City Council about their ideas and visits an entrepreneur turning his pro baseball career into a second career.

You will also read our regular columnists and maybe pick up some tips for how to cope with staying at home.

Happy reading,


Raquel Hendrickson is the editor if InMaricopa.

This column appears in the May issue of InMaricopa.


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