Like students across the country, Anne Laurie Pierre started the school year at a desk in her bedroom. She is a senior at Everett High School, which has been fully remote since March. Everett’s high number of COVID-19 cases has left the city suspended in red for months.

Pierre loves school. She excels in it.

But she's worried, she says, about sitting on Zoom calls day after day. She's afraid of losing motivation during a year that could shape her future.

"Motivation and passion is what drives me," she said. "And if I lose that, then it just stops everything."

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