BY SOPHIA WENGIER
March 13th marked the date of the eighth grade walkover for the class of 2021. Serving as an orientation, incoming students were given the chance to get a glimpse into cowboy life. This included the presentations of a few of the many extracurricular activities offered at Cooper City High School and the introduction to some of the staff such as Ms. Doll, Mr. Ziccardi, Dr. Jones, and Dr. Hozebin.
“When I was talking to the incoming freshmen I could tell by their body language that they are very excited to start this next chapter in their lives,” SGA Executive Board Member Nicole Pardon said. “They seemed very motivated for everything that Cooper City High School has to offer.”
While the eighth graders made their way through the school, they were greeted by the band, color guard, and JROTC. They then arrived at the auditorium for the presentation program, led by students MC’s Kiara Benconsme and Ashton Bosse. After a short introduction video, the JROTC performed the Presentation of colors, followed by the National Anthem sung by the CCHS Chorus.
Starting off the presentations by the clubs was SGA. Representatives from each extracurricular had a few minutes to explain and show what their club is all about. This included a few songs from chorus, a presentation from debate, an exhibition by the JROTC, and a skit and song by the drama club.
“I feel the incoming freshmen were really excited and positive about our performance,” JG
Lieutenant Cory Rivas said. “We’ll most likely see a lot of new faces in our program next year.”
The orientation ended with the singing of the Alma Mater by the chorus, and then a final performance by the marching band and color guard.
“I was surprised at how big the campus was and how many presentations there were,” Pioneer student Dominic Castagna said. “I’m pretty excited to start a new chapter.”