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"This is definitely better than when Kelsie came," said Forte. "This gets them right into the swing of things."

Forte said she thought the best thing the orientation offered was having the majority of the school's clubs represented for interested freshmen.

"My senior didn't know anything about the clubs here," said Forte.

Following the social part of the event, students and parents broke off into separate groups. Students went to their assigned advisory rooms for "ice-breaker" activities and a scavenger hunt to further familiarize them with the school.

Parents were given a presentation by co-presidents of the PTSA, Shawn Femia and Jo Anne Fitzgerald, and also by the school's guidance counselors.

Patierne said she thought the event went well.

"I think it was very well attended," said Patierne, who said that she estimated 25 to 30 percent of the school's freshmen were represented.

Patierne said that she hoped word of the event would spread and it would attract more students next year.""

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