Being a new student can be a nerve-wracking experience, but Junior High Student Council is making that process a little bit easier for newcomers. Continuing last year’s project, Junior High Student Council will be making welcome bags for new students filled with items a typical teenager would enjoy. A notebook, folders, pens, pencils, candy, snacks, a water bottle, a PHS bumper sticker, a PHS key chain, a Rams football flag, a printed daily class schedule and a Paoli t-shirt are all items that will be included.
The organization has given out a total of 11 bags since beginning the project last year.
Along with a goodie bag, a new student gets a tour of the school, a rundown on the lunch lines and someone to sit with at lunch on their first day.
“I just thought it would be a nice thing to do for new students. It isn’t easy being ‘the new kid,’” said Junior High Student Council sponsor Tammy Noble.
Story by Sara Kesterson