A Trinidad Elementary School student makes the cover of the New York Times

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MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. (KIEM)- A local student from McKinleyville was selected to be on the cover of the New York Times Magazine. She was one of four to be selected on that cover.

Setia Steinbach, a third-grade student from Trinidad Elementary, and her mother, Dove Steinbach, along with the rest of the school, were contacted by the principal of Trinidad Elementary through email to participate in this article for the New York Times,.

The reason for this magazine was to highlight the impact that COVID-19 has had on many students and to showcase how students and parents are adapting to the new normal for school. 

So the photographer for the article asked if he could takes a few photos of her, and other students from Setia’s school, on their first day of school.

Steinbach didn’t realize that these pictures might make an appearance in the magazine. “I thought that it was going to be in the New York Times newspaper, I didn’t realize it was going to be in the magazine,” said Steinbach.

The idea that Steinbach’s daughter could potentially be on the cover of a world-renowned magazine was not the reason she participated.This opportunity was described to Steinbach as a historic opportunity and she felt the need to participate in something so special.

“We are very honored that she gets to be a part of it, and that this goes down in her personal history,” said Steinbach. “We’re definitely going to save it for her. We explained that she may not appreciate the picture now, but I believe that later in life, she will.”