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Shelbyville's Jo-el Gilbert is missing the end of her senior year

Shelbyville High School senior Jo-el Gilbert should be worried about normal things - going to class, Golden Bear softball, prom and graduation.


COVID-19 has taken away the normal from the end of the school year.



Gilbert hoped that maybe her softball team might get some time on the field with a return to school.  But now that's been erased.



Gilbert still holds out some hope for new dates for prom and graduation.



Even home life gets impacted by the pandemic.  Gilbert recently celebrated an 18th birthday but wasn't able to get everyone together for a party.