Viral Voices: Tallahassee students illustrate the pandemic

Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 5:57 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - This past school year has been far from normal for students. But now, the Leon County Library is helping kids illustrate how the pandemic impacted their lives.

Students can submit pictures, letters and other artwork depicting how the pandemic impacted them. Two students at Woodville School submitted their pictures, warning others not to catch the virus and not to be too scared of COVID-19.

“I made it to be kind of scary, kind of, to tell people they probably shouldn’t catch it. So, I tried to make another germ like in the corner, but to like say, ‘don’t catch him!’” Hendrix Ash, a 6th-grade student from Woodville School, explained.

“I made it kind of funny, it’s really serious, but I made it funny to show kids you shouldn’t be all that afraid of it,” said Nathan Tajada, a 4th-grade student at Woodville School.

The Leon County Library will send all entries to the State Archive of Florida so historians can study how children reacted to the pandemic.

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