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Lessons From Remote School, Captured by Twin Sisters Who Pulled Through

Rachael and Hailey Gough were thriving until lockdown hit their high school. Then they struggled to get out of bed, let alone stay on a path to college.

5/15/2021 2:10:00 AM

After hitting bottom during a year of online learning, two twins fought to get their mojo back. “Most of the time it’s literally my sister being my Mom for me.”

Rachael and Hailey Gough were thriving until lockdown hit their high school. Then they struggled to get out of bed, let alone stay on a path to college.

May 14, 2021 10:18 am ETEarly in the pandemic, when the Governor John R. Rogers High School in Puyallup, Wash., announced it was shutting down for two weeks, most students were excited.Rachael and Hailey Gough, 15-year-old twins who juggled strong grades with active social lives, treated it like an impromptu spring break. That weekend, while they were hanging out by the bay, Rachael got her first serious boyfriend.

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Fending for themselves while their parents worked, the twins took a day trip to a nearby ocean town with their best friend, Annie Heilman, who was already 16 and had her driver’s license. At night, they watched a movie on a laptop as they cozied up in the bed of the blue Ford truck Annie borrowed from her mother. They looked at the stars and talked about their dreams. Rachael wanted to be a surgeon. Hailey oscillated between becoming a social worker and a dental assistant. She and Annie promised to be roommates in college.

Not long after, the reality of a nation on lockdown set in. The school said the campus would be closed indefinitely. Friends disappeared. The twins didn’t care for remote learning, which was mostly recorded video lessons and homework. At first they didn’t fret too much because grades were essentially frozen, unless students wanted to raise them, and the twins had A’s and B’s before the shutdown. They managed to keep things together from the initial closure in March 2020 until the school year ended in June. headtopics.com

When remote school restarted in September, they had three hours of live classes online each morning and grades were back. Yet, the twins, in the first semester of their critical junior year, slept through the first few months of classes. Read more: The Wall Street Journal »

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Well, dying from risky behavior WILL definitely CHANGE things, but I’d wait a little longer before trying it! I have 18yr old triplets. They graduated last June. I call it ‘the year of the lost graduate’. They grew closer than ever. So glad they have each other. It definitely helped keep them active, even being confined to home.

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If you can’t come to school for algebra and biology I don’t think you should be able to come to extra curricular events. That's what u care most about. Oh no he cant go to prom. People are dying and your country supports violence. Why was Trump banned?