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Long Co. H.S. has freshman orientation
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LCHS Assistant Principal Scotty Hattaway addresses next year’s freshman class. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
LUDOWICI — Recently Long County High School had orientation for next year’s freshman class.
The night was in the school cafeteria, which was filled with eighth-graders from Walker Middle School, along with their parents, grandparents and friends.
Principal Dr. Delores Mallard welcomed the students and their guests, and spoke about how they were entering a new adventure in their life.
Assistant Principal Scotty Hattaway also welcomed the group, and told the students of what they could expect in high school.  He informed the kids how high school would be different from their previous experiences in school, but that it also would be one of the most memorable times in their lives.
Faith Jefferson, the school’s ninth and 10th grade counselor, stressed the importance of starting high school with a good attitude and went over graduation requirements with them.
Coaches from the school, Kyle Wilson, football; Deshon Brock, boys basketball; and Ryan Bailey, girls basketball; spoke about their teams.
The coaches also stressed the importance of the students getting involved in activities in high school and welcomed all to play sports. However, they stressed that even though athletics and clubs were a big part of high school, the students’ priority was academics.  The coaches also informed students of the academic requirements to play sports.
All of the speakers addressed the importance of each student having a good attitude, and starting out on the right foot as freshmen. The teachers and administrative staff also stressed the importance of succeeding in high school and said the school would be available to help them achieve that success.  
According to counselor Lacey Ricks, the night was a success. About 150 students, parents, grandparents and friends attend.
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