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Students return for the 2021-22 School Year

The Golden Knights, new and returning, are back on campus! Since last Wednesday, students have taken part in a variety of orientation activities, class trips, the start of fall sports, and more.

On Wednesday, August 8, the Classes of 2024 and 2025, along with all new juniors and seniors, had their first day of orientation. Freshman met with their Peer Leaders while sophomores met their Wellness leaders. All students took part in rec sports programming, wellness and Campus Ministry activities, and advisory games.

Thursday saw the return of all students and focused on getting to know your advisory. After ice breakers, advisories participated in grade-level activities. Freshmen competed to build the tallest free-standing tower with newspapers, while sophomores did the same with popsicle sticks. One creative freshman group used their newspapers to create an MPrep design. Juniors discussed their goals for the year. In the afternoon, clubs and extracurriculars participated in an engagement fair to show all the activity options students can be a part of.

Students went out on their class trips on Friday. The freshman went to the beach and held a sandcastle building contest. Sophomores went to Thompson Dam and enjoyed a game of kickball and a “fears snowball fight.” Juniors had fun bowling and playing in the arcade in Auburn, and the seniors went to the ropes course.

Rounding out orientation, Saturday saw the return of the House Cup Challenge. Dorms were tasked with creating a banner in 45 minutes to hang in their dorms.