High Schoolers Guide Incoming 8th Graders

The transition to high school can be “nerve-exciting”….a mix of nervous uncertainty and the anticipation of an exciting future. Our 82DHS event (now in its 5th year) is an activity led by recent high school graduates who help to “right size” the often challenging experience of transitioning to high school for our 8th graders.

Graduates share their academic and extracurricular successes and failures, work and volunteer experiences as well as tips and tricks to create a “connected” high school experience. They also break down social norms and share their own experiences of joy and hardship through active participation.

Topics include:

  • Academics
  • Student Life (at school/out of school)
  • Extracurriculars
  • School Spirit
  • Work/Volunteer Opportunities
  • Technology
  • Mental Health
  • Diversity & Inclusion

Board of Directors

2021 - 2022

Gretchen O’Donnell | President
Sue Bradford | Executive Director
Cate Adams | Treasurer
Jodi Enggasser | Secretary
Sean Dadsetan-Foley
Laurel Deacon
Katie Ray
Sarah Reardon
Bridget Pratt