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Students help incoming freshmen feel comfortable about starting high schoolSubmitted: 08/28/2014

Kaitlyn Howe
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khowe@wjfw.com

RHINELANDER - Starting high school can be scary for incoming freshmen. One Northwoods high school wanted to help freshman before they start school.

Rhinelander High School held their freshman orientation Thursday. New students got the chance to do team building, get their Chromebooks and tour the school.

Juniors and seniors were there to help the freshmen.

"I think it helps them feel a little bit more comfortable with the high school surroundings," says Junior Emily Ditzler. "You know, walking in on the first day of high school you're not sure where to go. But orientation helps them know exactly where their classes are 'cause they get their schedules right now, and they can become familiar with the teachers and with their homerooms."

One freshman was happy to learn more about where to go. "But now that I've been walking around high school a lot I've got to know my classes and teachers and stuff like that," says incoming freshman Erin Ditzler.

Students go back to school next Tuesday.

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