Archbishop Hannan High School’s Student Council welcomed one hundred and thirty new students at the annual New Student Orientation on Friday, August 3. The orientation, held in the school’s gymnasium, began at eight o’clock in the morning and lasted until noon. The four hours were filled with community bonding games and activities, presentations by current Hannan students, brief yet heartfelt welcomes from the administration, tours of the currently growing campus, and much more. Many laughs and memories were shared among these new students on Friday and judging from the smiles they wore upon their faces as they left the gym, they had a wonderful time at orientation and should be prepared to have a wonderful year.
New Student Orientation is held annually to assist new students in becoming comfortable with Hannan and with one another before the first official day of school when nerves and tension can be high. Student Council’s goal is to break that tension before school even begins so that new students may thoroughly enjoy their first days.
As Claire Morris, an executive board student council officer said, “New Student Orientation was a marvelous success and benefited the new students immensely. Throughout the day they were able to form new friendships and grow more comfortable with each other while participating in the activities and events planned by the Student Government. Through these games, the new students extinguished their anxious emotions and replaced them with excitement and anticipation for their future days as Hannan Hawks. Overall, the day was a perfect way to jump start their years as high school students at Archbishop Hannan.”