During the first week of the 2017-2018 school year, the Leesville Liaisons held three lunches on August 28, 29, and 30 designed to introduce new students to the Leesville community and all of the clubs and activities that Leesville offers. Set up in the breezeway was a spread of sandwiches, cookies, chips, and various sodas for the new students to enjoy while meeting other students like themselves.
The Liaisons wore name tags saying “Ask Me…” and underneath the Liaisons wrote various sports or clubs they were in such as lacrosse, Key Club and soccer. The Liaisons wore these name tags in order to talk to the new students about something that was specific to their own enjoyment. Along with slips of paper informing students of the upcoming football games, there were papers on the lunch tables listing all of the clubs Leesville has to offer and where the students could find the various clubs.
These student lunches encourage conversations between new students and Liaisons to make the students feel like a part of the community.
Mason Cooley, a LRHS freshman, said, “I got to see new people and feel that there was a community here, a good community.”
The Leesville Liaisons volunteered for the annual lunches, to start the school year on a good note with the incoming freshman and transfer students. “I was a new student my sophomore year, and so I knew what it was like to come in as a new student, and wanted to help other people who were coming in make the transition easier,” said Lillie Ammons, junior and Leesville Liaison.
The new student lunches at Leesville are a great way to meet new friends and become a part of the Leesville community.