Freshman safari orients students with high school life

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 3, 2002

More than 200 parents and students attended Greenville High School's ninth annual freshmen safari on July 31st.

Featured was an orientation provided by members of the school faculty, a campus tour, a homeroom meeting and a club expo, during which students and parents had an opportunity to become acquainted with the extracurricular clubs and activities offered at GHS.

Principal Dr. Kathy Murphy said she was very pleased with the overall turnout for the program, and she was especially happy to see so many parents accompany their children.

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"It was an outstanding effort," Dr. Murphy said. "There was a tremendous turnout and I am grateful to the parents who came with their children. Parent support needs to continue at the high school level, and I am glad to see so many parents at the safar," he said.

Incoming freshman Justin Bedgood said he really enjoyed the program, "It was alright, and I liked the tour the best."

GHS art teacher Stacey Edwards also enjoyed the safari. "I think it is an invaluable tool for the freshmen," said Edwards. "Each year it gets better and better."

Many local businesses contributed to the program, including Bates Texaco, B.J.'s Grocery, Burger King, By-Pass Food Mart, Captain D's, CVS, Duke's Shell, Elizabeth Wilson Florist, Forget-Me-Not Florist, Hardee's, Johnson's Grocery, J.T.'s Amoco, KFC, Lloyd's Country Store, McBride's Hilltop, Piggly Wiggle, Shell Depot and Super Foods.