South Miami Creates Hope During Pandemic

The closure of schools at the end of last school year brought a period of adaptation for all of us. Students and teachers, who relied on the familiarity that South Miami Senior High provided were forced to adapt to the online environment. While communication was an issue for some, we have also found other ways to connect and troubleshoot the technical struggles we face. 

An example is the class of 2020, who through the South Miami Senior High Instagram account got various mentions, beautiful videos, and kind words from the teachers. The spotlight section separated by color the amazing students who accomplished many goals during the year, such as earning academic or athletic scholarships and joined the armed forces. Such a beautiful Instagram post will be there for whomever wants to return to it. 

Photo by @SMSH_Cobras on Instagram

Not only has the growing use of technology helped the school adapt to a more original and modern online presence, the alumni association also made possible the creation of murals all along the physical school buildings while we attended classes online. One of the paintings depicts a large cobra surrounded by radiant flowers next to the entrance of the new building. 

Photo by Elixyane Ferraz

The second mural also includes a flower, but what stands out is the style of the painting, which resembles water embracing a sunflower that stands pridefully in the middle. 

Photo by Elixyane Ferraz

Finally, just as the first two, surrounded by a shape that brings close attention to the main drawing, there is a painting of a beautiful girl wearing peace-sign earrings while butterflies flutter in front of her piercing eyes. 

Photo by Elixyane Ferraz

These new art installations, the creativity invested in each social media post, and every effort made to make online and hybrid learning as comfortable as possible shows that even if this year’s events have been unexpected, many good things have resulted thanks to the connections we have built despite these trying times.

Photo by Elixyane Ferraz