Eighth Grade Night showcases SPHS campus

By Cole Cahill & Sandy Grossman

Tiger Staff


Staff and ASB members hosted the annual Eighth Grade Night where incoming freshmen were given a tour of the high school on February 17. The event is organized each year to help ease the transition from the middle school to a new campus.

“We introduced the eighth graders to the different aspects of high school, like SkillsUSA, drama, and athletics,” Commissioner of Athletics Alexis Mora said. “We’re trying to get them involved and give them an idea of what to expect in high school and let them know it’s not as scary as it may seem.”

South Pasadena Middle School students were given the opportunity to visit classrooms with their parents in order to get an idea of which academic and electives they may be interested in taking while at the

high school.

Guides from ASB led groups of about 36 students and parents to each of the 13 stations. The groups each had a chance to listen to a presentation at each station and participate in a question and answer session before moving on.

“The eighth graders are going to face so many different decisions regarding which interests and passions to pursue at SPHS,” Varsity Virtual Business member Denise Huang said. “So it was an honor to be able to pitch our virtual business program to them before they officially become high schoolers.”