For the first time in five years, Trumbull High School’s Link Crew program held its annual Freshmen Orientation before the start of school on Aug. 20. The incoming class of 553 freshmen was ushered into the school gymnasium amidst the energetic cheering of nearly 120 upperclassmen Link Leaders. In the past, orientation was delayed due to either storms, such as Hurricane Sandy, or ongoing construction problems. Fortunately, this year marked the first time Link Crew Orientation and Link Leader training coincided almost perfectly with how the program is intended to run.
This event is just the first of many of phases to support and ease freshmen into the overwhelming transition from middle school to high school. In fact, Link Crew is designed as an all-year program that continuously aids freshmen with struggles or transitional issues. Trumbull High teacher and Link Crew Coordinator Libbi Intemann introduced Link Crew, a subdivision of the Boomerang Project, to the high school five years ago.