Ross Mantle for the New York Times
Back in the early days of the pandemic, it still seemed possible to carry out plans for activities and travels that had taken months of meticulous planning and eager anticipation. That was the case in a story in the Glen Park News of Spring 2020, p.11.
A group of plucky and intrepid SOTA students, including Glen Park’s Emmet Forde, 17, six other students and Andy Padlo, a teacher chaperone, were to take off in June on a cross country bike ride to bring attention to environmental issues.
When June rolled around, we were all in a different world, of sheltering in place, masking, social distancing and sanitary protocols that changed the fundamentals of our lives.
It seemed the trip was doomed. Four dropped out. But four, including Emmet, two other students and Padlo, decided to go ahead, very carefully.
While en route, having made it into the midwest, the New York Times scooped their story and featured it in the Cycling section of the August 16 issue:
The Glen Park News hopes to scoop the NY Times when Emmet and the others return to San Francisco.