Moving away from home

Claire Bruesche, 18, waves goodbye to her family as she moves into her dorm at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Beginning college or starting a new job can be stressful enough without being in the middle of a pandemic. Though the ongoing coronavirus pandemic brought may activities to a halt, it did not stop people from taking the next steps in life.

After graduating in June from Brenham High School, Claire Broesche, 18, decided to continue her pre-COVID-19 plan to attend Stephen F. Austin State University for a degree in music education. Though she was accepted to the university without much hassle, Broesche had to navigate digital auditions for acceptance into the school of music.

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