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Saegertown shutdown stories: Carter Sheets

By Brennen McWright, Staff Writer

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Nothing great was ever accomplished without enthusiasm.” Seventh-grader Carter Sheets believes we need a bit of that enthusiasm to get through the foreseeable future. “We’re kind of in a time of panic, so we thought it’d be a good idea to put signs up,” Sheets said.

Sheets, his sister Lorelei, and his mother Lacey created and posted signs on their home to help encourage those who drive by. The signs feature messages such as “This storm too shall pass; keep smiling!” and “Shine bright like the sun.”

Though he is trying to spread cheer to those around him, Sheets is still worried. “I’m worried about what it (COVID-19) is doing to the school system and the effects that school closing will have,” Sheets said. “Other than that, I’m not too worried because the virus doesn’t appear to target my age group.”

Sheets is using the optimistic approach to address the  COVID-19 situation. If you find a way to spread some cheer, share it with the Panther Press staff. We’re all in this together.     

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