Last year, one of the suggestions from Student Forum, a group of student leaders from each advisory group, was to start a mentor program to help new students transition to the Middle School.
Over the 2017-18 school year, we had a group of 17 eighth-grade students who served as mentors. The students gave tours and answered questions at orientation, were assigned to sixth-grade advisories and were active resources for new students throughout the year. We met with these students this week to express gratitude and receive some feedback on how to improve this new program.
We thank the 2017-2018 Middle School Student Mentors for their leadership this year: Samantha Abraham, Jai Ailawadi, Grace Burcaw, Veronica Burchielli, Sam Carter, Yiyi Chen, Olivia Crane, Cate Cyr, Hailey Falzone, Marina Falzone, Eric Jackson, Sophie Lee, Samit Mohapatra, Devon Pomeroy, Will Schmidt, Bruno Shannon, and Katy Shnier.
Although we say goodbye to these rising ninth graders, we are very pleased to announce the rising eighth graders who will serve as mentors in the new year. Congratulations to the 2018 – 2019 Student Mentors: Olivia Cunningham, Emma Hogan, Gracie Hylton, Rohan Mehta, Elena Tongg Weiler, and Elijah Zemsky. We look forward to another year of great leadership as we develop our mentor program for the benefit of our new students.