The first year of high school can be intimidating for freshmen. The administration of the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls is constantly working to ensure that the ninth-graders are comfortable in their new surroundings. The annual Big Sister/Little Sister program pairs freshmen and juniors to create special connections between upper and lower classmen, with the goal of building strong relationships both inside and outside school.

The program on Tuesday, September 16, was a wonderful opportunity for the girls to mingle in a relaxed venue. Rather than just eating ice cream, the girls made their treats. Each pair put ingredients into a freezer bag and, while tossing it back and forth to make the ice cream, got to know each other in a fun and casual way.

The program made the freshmen feel welcome and an integral part of the school. Every SKA ninth grader now has a “sister” as a friend, role model, and shoulder to lean on.


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