Kid Reporter rediscovering an old form of communication during COVID-19

Kid Reporter rediscovering an old form of communication during COVID-19
Posted at 6:02 PM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 19:02:04-04

The coronavirus has changed our lives in several ways, including how we communicate.

One Acadiana student who's rediscovering an old way of communicating.

Writing letter is considered an old form of communication but during the coronavirus pandemic, it can help you reach those, you can't see in person.

"They could be in California and you're all the way in Louisiana and you can't go visit them, so they're writing letters and saying that I miss you and sending it makes them feel better," said Scholastic Kid Reporter, Zhorie'l Tapo.

Scholastic Kid Reporter, Zhorie'l Tapo found that letter writing as inspiration for her most recent article and podcast. Since the start of the pandemic, everyone can't visit friends and family and the idea came from one of her former teachers.

"She was saying how important she thought it was because nowadays people don't write too much. They text and they call but that was important to writing letter month with my mom," said Tapo.

Zhorie'l admits being scared when the number of coronavirus cases started growing in Louisiana, but using that fear as an opprotunity to make others aware about the virus but with a twist.

"I tried to make it sound fun and not just like brought down because I want people to still read my articles talking about the coronavirus but I don't want them to say here's another story about the virus, and with my podcast, my editor made it fun because she asked me what was I doing how was I having fun and how I was feeling," said Tapo.

Even after the pandemic is over, Zhorie'l passion for storytelling will continue.

"I enjoy writing a lot because you get to do articles you get to interview people. It just puts together two things that I absolutely love writing and public speaking," said Tapo
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