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Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 21, 2001

On Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 9 a.m., Greenville High School will host its annual freshman orientation safari. The program is for all incoming freshmen and their parents and serves as a chance for both to become acquainted with the high school.

"This is an excellent chance for students and their parents to familiarize themselves with the high school. It will aid in the transitional process moving from middle school to high school," said Ashley Catrett, safari coordinator.

"It is also very helpful to the students because we are able to give more individual attention to each and every one. Students will be able to get their schedules for the upcoming school year, take a campus tour and a club expo to show what extracurricular activities are available," she said.

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Joanne Schrantz, a retired Greenville High School school counselor, began the program seven years ago. "I felt like students needed help in their transition from the eighth grade to the ninth grade," she said. "We just want to help both parents and students make that transition a smoother one."

One thing both Catrett and Schrantz emphasize is for students to get involved in extracurricular activites. "As part of the safari, we have a club expo to help students get more involved. Here, incoming students will be able to go from table to table to find what activities are available," said Schrantz.

"Parents are highly encouraged to come to the event," said Catrett. "It is very important thatthey also have the opportunity to answer general school questions and understand procedural matters of the school."

For more information on the safari call Ashley Catrett at 382-2608.