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High school student balancing both essential work and school work

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MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- Balancing life amid a pandemic is hard for many people. But what about high school students trying to grapple with e-learning and working an essential job?

Emily, an employee at Mishawaka Barnaby’s is managing both school work and her essential job. She said that it hasn’t been too stressful.

Before the coronavirus outbreak, she would go to school before heading to her job at Mishawaka Barnabys.  Now with schools switching to e-learning, students like Emily have to juggle an unfamiliar learning load,while also working more hours if they have a job that is considered essential.

She said that balancing both, her essential job and her school work takes time.

“Well, I go to work and I do my e-learning on my breaks or whenever I have time,” said Emily, an employee at Mishawaka Barnabys said. “I have more time to work then school, so I can do school work any time I want.”

E-learning will continue for the rest of the school year and it could spill over into the fall.

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