For many students, starting in a new school can be scary, daunting, and stressful. JFS students and staff are continuing to help alleviate those feelings with the continuation of the Student Ambassador program.
Over 100 seventh and eighth graders were recommended by middle school staff. After surveys and interviews, 45 students were chosen to be this year’s ambassadors.
This diverse group of students represents a wide range of interests so as to better match a new student with a current student.
JFS students participated in Student Ambassador Training. The training included discussions on what a new student will need help with including navigating the building, going through breakfast and lunch lines, and opening lockers. Team building exercises, communication skills, listening skills, representation and what it means to be an ambassador were all part of the training. JFS staff Laura Howell, Liz Howes, John Giacche and Chris Murdock conducted the training program and will help coordinate and oversee its implementation throughout the year.
7th Grade: Reese Dimon, Mallory Dimon, Makayla Beilby, Maria DeNardis, Julia Allen, Gabe Mancini, Andre Williams, Colleen McGuiness, Lauryn Kunkel, Mia D’Alessandro, Adriana Murphy, Megan Thoennes, Dominic DeLuca, Isabella Troy, Zoe Broz, Macey Tanzini, Matthew Bice, Caden Hogeboom, Luca Mazzini, Tristyn Robbins, Connor Vizvary, Nola Burke, Xavier Corbett, Amed Zebari, Sophia Monforte, Vincent Ferraro, Andrew Mancini, Abigail Stank, and Laura Winslow.
8th Grade: Imani Williams, Serenity Trudeaux, Alaina Farmer, Lukas Diamantakos, Regan Paulo, Ava Paolini, Corrine Beatty, Mario Moretin, Tyler McHugh, John Herzing, Chris Zielewicz, Delani Becker, Dishawna Smith, Faith Castoro, Ava Vongkhamchanh, Sarah Brown and Lucia Foti.