Freshmen sample Coug life

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By Maddie Baker

In the summer heat, Sofia Rosario, 9, and Tony Wright, 10, greet students and prep hot dogs for the Freshman BBQ Thursday, Aug. 10. By Haile Foster
In the summer heat, Sofia Rosario, 9, and Tony Wright, 10, greet students and prep hot dogs for the Freshman BBQ Thursday, Aug. 10. By Haile Foster

This year’s incoming freshmen were welcomed to campus at the Freshman BBQ on Thursday, Aug. 10. The event began at 5 p.m. The dance and cheer teams performed along with the marching band. StuCo livened up the atmosphere by passing out free hot dogs and water bottles while Mr. Piccinnini set up a green screen for students and gave away free Cane’s.

“I think the Freshman BBQ is a crucial point for an incoming freshman because they’re coming into a school, and they have no idea what to expect. This event provides them with the opportunity to come into a school that’s triple the size of their middle school and see what it’s all about, where things are located, what clubs we have, and the general spirit and fun we have here,” Makenna Irvine, junior, said.

Most clubs had booths or tables set up with sign up sheets for new members. Along with the sign up sheets, clubs passed out necklaces and candy to entice freshmen to join .

“I’m really excited for this year. We had a lot of people sign up, which will be really helpful for our upcoming conference in October. I’m excited to see the club grow with new freshmen, and I can’t wait for them to be excited about what I’m passionate about,” Bianca Weyers, senior, Vice President of Key club, said.

The Freshman BBQ was also the end of the CougarFIT tour, where mentors showed new freshmen around campus from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

“I am glad that I participated in CougarFIT. This program not only helped me prepare for Coronado, but it also made me excited for Coronado, especially for all the clubs I’m interested in. My CougarFIT mentor had an astronomical impact on me and showed me what Coronado feels like and the many things you get to do in this school. I am happy to say that Caitlyn Miller is my awesome mentor,” Oscar Quinones, freshman, said

Freshmen also signed up for lockers in the cafeteria and picked up flyers for yearbooks, which are $80 until Oct. 28. Yearbooks can be purchased online at www.jostens.com.

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Maddie Baker is a sophomore, a second year reporter, and the Opinion editor. She loves editing other people’s work, and she loves to write opinions and features. Maddie was born and raised in Henderson. She loves reading, writing, listening to music, hanging out with her friends, and watching Netflix. She strongly believes in the quotes, “She believed she could, so she did.”