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Suffern High School welcomes freshman class

posted Sep 2, 2015, 9:10 AM by Doreen Dedrick   [ updated Sep 2, 2015, 9:11 AM ]
[September 2, 2015] Principal Patrick Breen was joined by administrators and peer leaders in welcoming the Class of 2019 during Suffern High School's Freshman Orientation on August 26.

Incoming freshmen received their schedules and learned about the broad range of opportunities—outstanding academic offerings, a top-ranking athletics program and dozens of clubs, activities and organizations—available to them.

"You will love it here," promised Assistant Principal Dr. James Douglass. "And if you don't, let one of us know and we'll help you."

After a welcome assembly, the ninth-graders participated in homeroom meetings and tours led by peer leaders.

"It's good to see friendly faces," said senior Alyssa Conklin, a peer leader volunteer. "On the first day, they'll already have people that they know ready to help them."

Fellow peer leader Liz Trojan added, "We also literally walk their schedules with them, so that they'll know where to go. It's much better to do this with someone who knows the building."

Photo caption1: Peer leaders led incoming freshman in a few rounds of “The Suffern Clap,” an enduring tradition.

Photo caption2: Friends of Rachel Club representatives invited new students to join them in promoting a chain reaction of kindness throughout the Suffern High School community.