They’re called Eagle Ambassadors, and their mission is to make things as pleasant and informative as possible for incoming sixth grade students.
They did so at the start of term in August, initiating new students to school protocol and shepherding them around to make them feel at ease.
However, organizer Norka Malberg decided to kick it up a notch — socially speaking — by arranging an afternoon of competitive games to enable the students to mingle more informally.
“The kids are so busy during the school day that a lot of children don’t really know who their mentors are,” Malberg said in a communique to parents.
“I think this is an excellent opportunity to build rapport and school spirit between the sixth graders and their mentors,” she said.
She and school officials chose an early release day, last Thursday, for a picnic and games; and there was a capacity turnout despite one of those early October, oven-like days.