‘Coronacoaster’ documents Class of 2021’s pandemic senior year

CANTON, Mass. — 18-year-old Meghan Labelle documented senior year for her and her classmates at Canton High School with a 5-minute film.

“I wanted to create something that could be a time capsule of our year and all the emotions that went through it,” she said.

The film, called Coronacoaster, was shot throughout the school year.

It shows the highs and lows, the good and bad, of the pandemic told through the eyes of a 12th grader.

“I hope my classmates look at the film and just realize the strength we had. We didn’t get a lot and we didn’t complain about that and we were rewarded by that at the end of the year. This past week we got our prom. We got our graduation and we’re all able to walk away together and then you look back at the film of how we got there,” Labelle said.

Labelle made the film for her television production class for a year they never imagined and one they will certainly never forget.

Labelle is entering Coronacoaster in several film festivals.

She plans to attend the University of Rhode Island in the fall.

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