AA Family Meets and Greets After Registration

Molly Thompson
The Andrews Academy Student Association is known for putting together all the fun activities the school body participates in and they received a chance to prove their capabilities in the evening following registration.
The SA Meet and Greet – which was held behind the school – was the perfect opportunity for new and old students to reconnect and meet new people. Games like football, soccer, and the bean bag toss were available as more students began trickling in.
When it came time for the ice-breaker, many students began to get apprehensive. But the activity proved to be refreshingly fun and quite clever. Students were divided into classes, given frozen tee shirts and were challenged to literally “break the ice” and thaw out the shirts fast enough to wear them before the competing classes. With the incentive of going first in line for supper, the race was on. In the end, however, the Sophomores won the contest followed by the Freshmen, Juniors, and finally the Seniors.
The SA provided dinner for everyone who came and the PPI (Parents Positively Involved) donated ice cream floats for dessert. The SA then gathered everyone in two large circles where students rotated around and greeted each other.

Students enjoy the meal provided by the SA and the PPI.

When asked for feedback, there were mixed opinions from students. “At the Meet and Greet I met a lot of cool people and I enjoyed the program that SA prepared – also the food! I think the SA is doing a great job! I like the way that they treat new people. They are really friendly!” said An-Hee Jeong, senior.
However, there were some who disagreed about the SA’s first event. “It wasn’t as bad as last year’s. I think SA did better with the activities. Even though the going around in a circle was somewhat awkward, it wasn’t as bad as the shoe throw-in last year,” Grace Yoon, sophomore, stated.
Despite the reviews, Ben VanderWaal, the Student Association President, said, “As our first SA event, I was really impressed on how it turned out. We had a ton of people show up. We had good food and activities that kept people entertained but at the same time allowed room to meet new people and get back in touch with old friends.”
Though the students had opposing opinions, the school is already anticipating what the SA has in store for the next school event.

2 Responses to AA Family Meets and Greets After Registration

  1. Victoria says:

    This article was written by Molly Thompson.

  2. Anna says:

    Good article. 😀

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