Missouri Summer Tourism | Independent Senior Living | High School Yearbooks | Strong And United
Missouri's tourist destinations prepare for Memorial Day weekend, coronavirus safety measures for independent senior apartment facilities, high school yearbook staffs pivot to incorporate COVID-19 challenges, and the commencement speech of a valedictorian of Lincoln College Preparatory Academy.
Segment 1, beginning at 4:16 Missouri's vacation destinations prepare for Memorial Day weekend.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Branson, Missouri, is ready for visitors. While many businesses like theaters and restaurants will be open, guests should be prepared to meet social distancing guidelines.
- Jeff Seifried, CEO/President of Branson Area Lakes Chamber of Commerce
- Bob Bonney, CEO of the Missouri Restaurant Association
Segment 2, beginning at 23:20: Independent living apartments take precautions to keep senior residents safe.
Bishop Spencer Place, an independent living community for older adults, has taken a proactive approach to limit the risk of a coronavirus outbreak there. The apartment homes have restricted visitors, removed dining tables and limited group activities.
- Ginny Boos, director of infection prevention at Saint Luke's Health System
Segment 3, beginning at 39:27: High school students produce yearbooks remotely, and show the impact of the coronavirus.
This year's high school yearbooks won't have the same spring content as years passed, but they will be filled with memories of how the coronavirus disrupted 2020.
- Kimball Gogel, yearbook co-head editor at Shawnee Mission East
- Delaney Pierce, yearbook editor at Liberty North High School
Segment 4, beginning at 50:55: A virtual commencement speech
With graduation ceremonies across the metro cancelled, we're bringing you speeches from valedictorians in the Kansas City region. When optimism is hard to come by, Carina Martinez reminds graduating seniors at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, "we have sparked change in our school that will last a lifetime."
- Carina Martinez, graduating senior at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy