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This is what freshman Brody Camp would look like without Link Crew

This is what freshman Brody Camp would look like without Link Crew

This is what freshman Brody Camp would look like without Link Crew

This is what freshman Brody Camp would look like without Link Crew

Caroline Jarboe, Student

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Max Wondra was awakened by his mom on August 14, 2018. “WAKE UP!!!!” said his mom, excitedly. He got in the car, nervous for his first day, and upset that his summer was over. He pulled into the U, saw the seniors, and thought, “Oh no.” When it was his turn to kiss his mom, his face turned bright red.  Think back to when you started High School. Were you scared, or felt unwelcomed? Bishop Kelley has the problem solved with the link crew program. Link crew was started by Dean of Student Activities, Gary Oberste. He hoped to make the school as welcoming as possible, so he thought what better way to welcome students than by other students! For years, juniors and seniors have been working together to lead the freshman to have the smoothest possible start to their four years at their new home.

The freshmen all have different opinions on link crew. Freshman Ruthie Buchner was new to Oklahoma this year and knew no one when starting school.

“Link Crew really helped me meet upperclassmen,” Buchner said. “I wish we could meet up with our groups later on in the year when we have already met some people so it isn’t as awkward.”

A common opinion among the freshman was that they felt Link Crew was very awkward and uncomfortable, although many students had ideas to make Link Crew flow a smoother.  Rachel Nightingale (9) sees ways it could be more fun.

“I feel like if we could request someone to be in our group it would make it less awkward and I think I’d make more friends that way,” Nightingale said.

While some people felt Link Crew helped them, others disagreed. Freshman Jake Rawlings only embraced part of the experience.

“Part of Link Crew felt unnecessary, the chromebook training and learning your way around school helped, but I could have gone without all the extras,” Rawlings said.

In the past, Link crew has helped people to make friends, but this year freshman found it difficult for that goal to be achieved.  Three out of the three freshman interviewed said Link Crew did not help them make friends, but they think the program should stick around. Link Crew is such a key piece to Bishop Kelley that every freshman should get to experience.

Thanks to link crew, Max had a great first day that he would never forget.

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