Incoming Riverhead High School freshmen became better acquainted with their new school on Aug. 29 as part of an annual freshman orientation session led by the school’s student ambassadors.
During the orientation, the incoming ninth graders received general information about classes and schedules. They were also welcomed and assisted by the student ambassadors, who led them on tours of the building and broke into small groups afterward to answer questions and conduct icebreaking games.
The student ambassadors program is comprised of a group of upperclassmen who are selected based on recommendations from their club advisers and trained as peer mentors. In preparation for the freshman orientation, they participated in a full-day peer mentoring workshop the day prior.