Published Nov. 20, 2020
By KEA YENGST
Although COVID-19 has made many students unable to participate in the activities they love, senior Grace Craig-Fulford is making the most out of quarantine by participating in many activities, academic and personal.
Grace has been able to continue practicing soccer through the Pajaro Valley Youth Soccer Club three days a week after distance learning.
“The team still follows all the restrictions and guidelines,” she says. “It’s really nice that we can carve out time to work out after sitting in front of a screen all day.”
Craig-Fulford is also president of Carmel High School’s Model United Nations. The club had a successful conference in early November and is planning to attend conferences in Berkeley and Santa Clara Valley.
Alongside Model UN, the senior has applied to many in-state colleges as well as some East Coast institutions, including Tufts University and Boston College, both located in Massachusetts.
Craig-Fulford says that during quarantine she’s been able to watch “The Walking Dead” and “Game of Thrones” and read many novels, including Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See.” On weekends, Craig-Fulford hangs out with peers at the beach to skimboard and play Spike Ball, and remains consistent with helping loved ones during the pandemic.
“My grandma can’t drive, and she’s worried about COVID, so I pick up her groceries and deliver them every week,” Craig-Fulford says. “We both need that kind of consistency in a time full of chaos, so it’s nice to be able to see each other every week.”
Although COVID-19 has made some tasks tricky for Grace Craig-Fulford, she plans to make the most of her final months at CHS, no matter the circumstances.