Pendleton High School Freshman Link Crew Day
August 29, 2022
When was PHS founded? How long are the passing periods between classes? What is a Buckaroo Spirit Morning?
These are some of the questions posed to incoming freshmen at Pendleton High School during Freshman Link Crew Day on Monday, August 29th. The day is intended for the newest high school students to have a few hours in the high school building to themselves to be introduced to being a PHS Buckaroo. After a large group assembly in Warberg Gym, the freshmen were divided into teams to play a version of the Amazing Race game, following their upperclassmen Link Crew Leaders around to get answers to those questions and many more.
Freshman Shevany Fernandez said she is excited to start at PHS. “The thing I am most worried about on the first day is getting lost,” she said.
Dillion Elrod, another incoming freshman, said high school life will definitely be something to adapt to. Still, he is looking forward to more diverse class choices, like metal fabricating which he is taking.
After the Amazing Race activity, the freshmen groups gathered in classrooms to participate in some “getting-to-know-you” games, complete with a little confusion and some laughter.
The freshmen class has 232 students and remains in the same Link Crew group during their entire freshman year. Principal Pat Dutcher said Link Crew Day is always a positive way to start the school year. “I always look forward to meeting the freshmen and seeing them start to explore their role here at PHS in the next few years.”
Riley Kennedy, a Senior, was a Link Crew leader on Monday. She said when she drove to PHS this morning, she thought about this being her senior year. “I remember when I did Link Crew my freshman year and how exciting it was. I am looking forward to all the senior fun this year, but it’s definitely a different feeling.”
And the answers to those questions – 1888, 5 minutes, and the designated day to go all out on Dress-Up Days.