Chapel Hill High seniors mentor incoming freshmen

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – How was your first day of high school? Many of us can empathize with the common worries and anxiety of being an incoming freshman.

At Chapel Hill High School, the Tiger Links program hopes to make the transition a little smoother. Senior class members have volunteered to mentor students from the ninth grade class.

Those freshmen students head to orientation Thursday, and will be met by a group of seniors who are eager to become mentors, confidantes, and friends of the younger classmates.

The goal of the program is to create a positive environment in the school and reduce behavioral issues.

The staff team responsible for the success of TigerLinks includes teachers Tom Stanfa and Myles Aitken, along with Randy Trumbower, William Melega and Veena Rajan and Assistant Principal Anna Hipps.

English teacher Tom Stanfa told WNCN, “I think it’s going to help bring freshmen more into the school climate and culture, as well as help those kids who would normally struggle.”

Tiger Links is in its second year. Organizers hope to track its positive impact in upcoming years.


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