When coronavirus was still isolated to one country, when there were still no confirmed cases in the United States, when no schools had closed down, and when we still met for milk and crackers in the amphitheater, Tanishia Brown was preparing. Ms. Brown, the Nurse Administrator at Ojai Valley School, works hard to remain OVS’s most knowledgeable resource on the virus.
Now scattered to various places across the globe, On The Hill journalists have gathered a series of photographs displaying what is empty and what remains during the COVID-19 pandemic, reminding us that though we are apart, we are together in our experience.
On a cool Wednesday afternoon, in the minutes just before lunch, a dozen OVS community members gathered at the Upper Campus to make a great sacrifice: their hair. The hair cutting campaign was in support of OVS seventh grader Jake Larkin, who at just five years old was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia, a bone marrow failure disease which is life threatening and extremely hard to cure.
Senior Caspian Ellis is a go-getter at OVS and a top scholar who continuously defines the ideal student here at the school. As if being a full-time student and participant at OVS wasn’t enough, she also is a nationally ranked equestrian, riding five days a week and competing various times throughout the year.