Student Ambassadors Welcome New Students

As new students walk through the doors of their new high school, they are

Student Ambassador, sophomore Gabbey Minor, counting money for fundraiser for the welcome bags.

greeted by the warm and smiling faces of the Student Ambassadors.

The Student Ambassadors main objective is to welcome new students to the district. It is mainly a military program to welcome new military students, but in Prince George they welcome all new students.

“The Student Ambassador’s club is to help ease the transition for all new students,” Buetow said.

Jan Buetow is the head advisor of the Student Ambassador club and welcomes all students to the school. Similar to SGA, Student Ambassadors also has representatives. Their president is Chase Powers and Vice President is Rachel Pitts.

“My job as president is to oversee the club, make sure my club teams and club officers are doing the right job, and make sure that new students are welcomed in the right ways,” Powers said.

Powers loves being president and enjoys meeting new students.

“There is a lot of leadership and bravery,” Buetow said. ”It takes a lot of bravery to go up to new students and introduce them to a new school.”

In this club, members hand out welcome bags to new students. The bags include school supplies and information about the school. You can receive a student welcome bag through guidance.

The club does fundraisers throughout the year to help with supplying the welcome bags to new students.

“The money goes to a bank account. That will go into buying supplies for the welcome bags,” Powers said.

The requirements to join this club are a willingness to work and to help volunteer. They meet twice a month after school.

Powers explains that a student ambassador is a person who welcomes all new students to the school and shows them around and tries to make the first day very welcoming.

“We are here for any students that have been here for awhile and new students that have any questions,” Powers said.

The Student Ambassadors Club is supported by Military & Family Life Counseling (MFLC). MFLC is a military program that provides short-term, non-medical counseling support for a range of issues like relationships, critical situations, stress management, grief, and other individual and family issues.