OPB reporters and photographers are capturing “Postcards from the Pandemic” to document the lived experience of people in the Northwest during this historic and unusual time.

Maxine Latterell is a senior at Franklin High School in Portland. Like every senior in the state, her final year has been cut short by COVID-19.

She won’t be able to go to prom, hug her teachers goodbye, or walk across the graduation stage.

For Latterell, she’s also dealing with the added emotions — and stress — of being the student representative on the Portland Public school board.


Maxine Latterell recorded herself in conversation with OPB’s Elizabeth Miller. Original music by Bend-based composer Grace Miedziak.

We want to hear about your experience during the pandemic. Tell us about your new reality, or nominate someone else. You can send us an email, or best of all, a voice memo. Email postcards@opb.org. And be sure to include your phone number.