Quarantine Q&A: Senior Jack Rafferty

Derek Blanchard, Staff Writer

Due to COVID-19 precautions, this interview was done remotely

What have you enjoyed most about COVID-19 precautions and social distancing?
“The nice part of the COVID-19 precautions and social distancing is the realization of the daily
activities I should’ve appreciated. School, hanging out with friends and going out to eat are
casual things that I took for granted before this, but will forever appreciate going forward.”

What is the worst part of COVID-19 precautions and social distancing?
“The worst part about social distancing and COVID-19 precautions for me have been missing
out on the senior experience. Usually this is the time to remember for seniors across the
country, but unfortunately I’m missing out on senior assassin, hanging out with friends, watching
spring sports and senior ball.”
How have you been keeping yourself busy?
“My cousin Padraic Rafferty is running for Governor’s Council, so during this time I have been
working every day for him in Worcester, so I have tried to stay busy and use this as a learning
experience which has taught me so much already.”
What predictions, hopes or fears do you have?
“Unfortunately hope seems like a dangerous thing to have right now, but ultimately I hope that I
get to walk across a stage and get a diploma, just like every class before me has. Every parent
has the dream of watching their kid walk across the stage, so I hope my parents and every
parent affected by that get to see it.”
What do you hope happens once everything somewhat returns to normal?
“What I hope that can happen once everything returns to normal is my friends and I can have a
party and just try to make up the time we have ultimately missed.”