Freshmen Eat Up At Linksgiving
December 1, 2016
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Music and warm food welcomed freshman to the courtyard on November 18th as Link Crew celebrated the first ever “LINKsgiving.” The event was a potluck with food donated by Link Crew members designed to celebrate the end of first quarter. Blankets were laid out for students to enjoy their free lunch while they listened to music and socialized on the last Friday before Thanksgiving break. Many kids stayed for the duration of lunch, and Leadership provided cornhole games as a fun activity for students.
2016 was Miramonte’s first Linksgiving, and Link Crew plan to make it a tradition. While at a Link Crew Convention, the Link Crew Commision came up with the idea for an event that would give the freshmen an opportunity to come together, eat food, and reflect on their first quarter. Over the past few years, Miramonte Link Crew has worked to improve their team and create more events to bring together the freshman throughout the year and create a positive community for them. “We wanted to make the freshman feel super proud of all the work they had done so far and send them into break on a positive note,” junior Link Commissioner Caroline Ricksen said. With a turnout of nearly 200 kids, the meal was a success, thanks largely to advertising by Leadership. Counselor Ellen Conners and finance technician Trish Stuber hosted the event with the help of the Link Crew members, whose enthusiasm contributed to the great outcome.
Next year, Link Crew plans to begin promoting the event earlier in hopes of getting more people involved. They hope that adding more games to the event and having more leaders will help to create a fun and supportive environment that encourages participation from freshman.