The rise of COVID-19 has placed the world on a pandemic pause.


On April 20, the Florida High School Athletic Association announced the remainder of the spring athletic season is canceled. The Record welcomed St. Johns County senior athletes to share how the coronavirus has impacted them.


The following are their words, lightly edited for clarity and context.


Samantha Suarez


School: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind


Sport: Flag football/ track and field


Position: Defense/ shot put, javelin


Senior Salute: Believe in your own heart to connect the brain. Become who you are and don't let other people get you down.