Student testimonial videos released this week by the North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP) make it clear that North Carolina is getting back to pre-pandemic normal thanks to the success of the American Rescue Plan and President Biden’s leadership. The series has been released throughout the week on NCDP’s Twitter, featuring North Carolina students and teens from across the state sharing their experiences of life getting back to normal after missing out on formative milestones due to COVID-19.
In the final video in the series released today, Matthew, a high school senior, highlights his excitement to resume to day-to-day activities like visiting the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh:
See below for a roundup of additional student testimonial videos released throughout the week:
Adrian, an incoming freshman at UNC Charlotte: “With an all-virtual junior and senior year, I was afraid that I would not be given an in-person graduation or prom. However, due to new policies that were enacted right away with this new administration, I was given both of those things, and it’s given my peers and I a sense of normalcy throughout this whole thing, and I’m looking forward to in-person classes next year.”
Ashley, a rising senior at Bennett College: “Because of this new administration, I was able to easily schedule and receive both doses of the Moderna vaccine for free… Being fully vaccinated while many opportunities are slowly opening back up makes me feel safe and motivated for the new experiences that the year will bring.”
Ben, a rising sophomore at Appalachian State University: “While Zoom University was challenging for all of us, I can happily say next year Appalachian State will be returning to normal thanks to Governor Cooper and President Biden’s historic leadership. Thank you President Biden and Governor Cooper for helping North Carolina get back on track.”
Anthony, a rising junior at UNC Chapel Hill: “As you may notice, I’m a musician, so this past year has been really tough for me without the opportunity to perform like I normally would. Now, I was actually contacted about my first gig since last March this morning. So it’s really exciting that we’re finally starting to slowly return to normal.”