Picture the high school junior of 2020, the naive one. The one who knew her plan down to the last detail: she will tour colleges in March, get her ACT scores back in April, finish her essays over the summer, submit her applications in August, and have a spring/summer lacrosse season. She had a plan.
That junior is now a senior. In the Age of COVID following a lost spring and summer, she is sitting at her desk envisaging where she will apply to college—will they let her tour in person? Will she receive her ACT scores back in time for her applications? And how to write her dreaded college essays—actually those will be pretty much the same, except she will have to fight the urge to write a pandemic-themed essay. As she ponders this, her parents are questioning why they had another child, a question that becomes that much harder to answer because that rising senior is a twin.