Sophomores learn ropes first day

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Sophomores spent their first day as LHS students participating in Bengal Connections Aug. 21.  
  The sophomores received their schedules, participated in team building activities, toured the campus and completed their day with the first day of school assembly.
   “We needed a welcome and integration of the sophomore class to help build as positive  climate at our school,” said Shannon VanBuren, one of the teachers who helped implement the program 16 years ago.
    “My favorite part of Bengal Connections was getting to know everyone,” said sophomore, Tia Flaig. “I didn’t really know anyone in our group and I got to know some more people. The team building exercises really helped!”
  Sophomore Willie Wilson agreed, and mentioned that his favorite game from the day was People to People.
  Seniors played an important part in helping the newcomers throughout the day.
   “I loved getting to show off my Bengal spirit with the rest of the senior class, as well as seeing the sophomores gain more confidence with the transition on their first day,” said senior leader, Shaylee Bachman.
  For VanBuren, the day was about helping new students feel less anxious.
     “They have an idea where all their classes will be, who their peers are, and what expectations and traditions are expected of them as they start this new adventure in high school,” said Vanburen.

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Sophomores learn ropes first day