Group of high school seniors called 'Social Distance 5' put out song about distance learning

Posted at 6:34 AM, Apr 27, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A group of seniors are singing about the end of high school and it not being what they expected.

"The last few weeks of high school, you want to take that in to reminisce all the four years you've been there, just think about things and actually say your goodbyes," said Jess Clements. "I think the sad thing is we won't be able to do that."

Jess Clements was a senior at Overton High School this year. She was involved in theater and one of five students in the Social Distance 5.

"It changed our entire senior year," said Hume-Fogg senior Zeth Dixon about COVID-19. "It is definitely going to be a big memory for us. We know a lot of us didn't get to have proms, senior activities, especially graduation, but I also think it's going to be like you know what I'm doing fine without it."

Dixon and Clements joined Taylor Driver of Pearl Cohn High School, Noah Henry of Hillsboro High School and Zoe Newcombe of Overton High School to sing a rendition of Bette Midler's "From A Distance." Their lyrics are about distance learning, social distancing and staying positive.

"I feel like this has been a time for everyone to stop and slow down and appreciate life for what it really is," said Clements.

Watch the video here.