SGA implements new program for freshman students

Olivia Hines, Staff Writer

All freshmen are participating in a mentor program this year.

The purpose of the program is to help freshmen adjust to high school life. By partnering them with an upperclassman, each freshman has somebody to guide them through the school year and offer advice.

“I had rough time transitioning from middle school to high school so I wanted to try and help freshmen out by implementing a buddy program,” senior Alex White said. “We meet once or twice a month to get to know each other as well as to discuss school policies and functions.”

Adjusting to high school is not always easy. High school brings more responsibility to students, more rigorous schedule and higher expectations.

Each junior and senior SGA member was assigned a group of freshmen, and the groups met for the first time the first week of school. During the initial meeting, the mentors introduced themselves and learned a little about each of their freshmen.

“It is cool to be able to help the freshman,” senior Fletcher Casey said. “I think that having a mentor will help them get used to high school and more ready for later.”

The freshmen think that program has been helpful and useful so far because they’ve learned their way around the building and made an automatic friend.

“I think the program is very helpful and nice to have,” freshman Emily Pack said.sga freshman program

Senior Natalee Twiford meets with her freshmen “buddies” during the first week of school.