Published October 12, 2017. Last updated 04:28 p.m., October 10, 2017
Forty-five OSHS upperclassmen participated in training to work with members of the incoming freshman class during the annual Old Saybrook High School freshman orientation. Students were led through a series of ice breakers and warm-up activities as a lead-in to a morning designed to help connect ninth graders with peers from other grades. Freshmen participated in various games and exercises followed by a student-led tour of the building. Student mentors also met with freshmen in small groups to answer questions and offer advice for meeting success at high school. The final piece of orientation culminated in an overnight trip sponsored by Old Saybrook Youth & Family Services to Camp Hazen, where mentors and 9th grade students competed in events, performed skits at a campfire, and further bonded as classmates.