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If you’re the parent of a high school senior, your teen is likely anxious about coronavirus ruining all the milestones that come with the last few months of their big year. Prom weekend, graduation, senior trip, spring sports and plays and more milestones are all up in the air right now all over the country and world. This high school teacher feels your teen’s pain.

Chris Dier, 2020 Louisiana State Teacher of the Year, shared a heartwarming letter to high school seniors everywhere on his website and Twitter. He understands their pain better than most: Hurricane Katrina devastated his community when he was a high school senior. The letter has gone viral and will remind you that you and your teen aren’t alone, and can make the best of an unimaginable situation together.

Read the full letter (and share it with your teen) here.

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