by Aminah Khan and John Le, staff writers and photographers
Last Thursday and Friday, Fountain Valley High School held its annual orientation for incoming freshman to tour the school’s campus and meet new people. Students from multiple schools including Masuda and Fulton showed up for this two-day orientation to get the freshman excited and comfortable for high school.
The event started off with students gathering in the gym, where they got to partake in various activities. The students were then broken up into assigned groups with their link crew leaders.
In the classrooms, students got to bond with their link crew leaders and played games in order to bond with one another. They also received a tour around their school guided by their leaders, with popcorn being given out by Peer Assistance Leadership (PALS).
Many of these new students felt shy about coming into high school, but grew out of their
shell after the orientation.
“At first I was really nervous, but once I got to know my link crew leaders and everybody else in my group, it was really fun,” said Diana Truong (‘21).
Shayla Pham (‘21), another incoming freshman, looks forward to getting involved in school activities and extracurriculars.
“Hopefully I’ll make the girl’s basketball team. Maybe some clubs at Club Rush will earn my attention and I’ll consider it,” said Pham.
The link crew leaders also enjoyed the experience themselves, as they had the opportunity to help guide the freshmen into their school year comfortably.
Elaine Nguyen (‘18) commented on her experience saying,“Being a link crew leader gave me more experience bonding with other people, not just my grade level, but also freshman. It also reminds me of the time when I was a freshman, bringing back memories because now I’m a senior.”