Graduating High School Seniors Discuss Youth Challenges
Mother Lode Views featured a panel of local graduating high school seniors talking about issues facing the younger generation. Featured from Sonora High School were Emily Orpurt and Elijah Yee, and from Summerville High School were Mattie Knobloch and Wyatt Frankenstein. It has been an unconventional four years for the graduating class due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and they shared their recollections and opinions on that topic. They also provided honest and open views on issues like youth social media use, vaping and alcohol abuse among teens, tips for incoming freshmen, and advice for local leaders about what they feel Tuolumne County is lacking.