LEAD Freshmen Mentor Scavenger Hunt


By Hailee Helfrick

New this year, the South Lyon East LEAD Mentor group created a scavenger hunt for the Freshman. It was created to show the Freshman their possible future options for classes and teachers.

To make this more interesting for all, LEAD made it into a challenge testing if students could read clues and decipher which class the clue was referring to. The scores were kept in a Google Form.

If the group found the class, they took a group picture in front of the it and submitted their answer. The team with the most correct answers won.

Freshman and mentors [were] running all around the school completing tasks and reading about classes,” said Junior and Lead Mentor Renee Harrigan.

Harrigan created the scavenger hunt to break the Freshman out of their shells and teach them about the classes South Lyon East offers.

“I feel like I didn’t know anything about any of the classes I could take [when I was a Freshman], so I wanted to try to inform [the Freshman],” said Harrigan.

The Lead Mentor group used a Cougar Hour to complete the new activity.

Freshman Taylor Lancioni said, “I usually hate when we have a mentor Cougar Hour because I’d much rather be doing my homework, but I actually liked this one.”

Freshman Hannah Willett said, “I wouldn’t want to do it again because I feel like I got enough out of it the first time around, but I do think it would be good for incoming freshman.”

“The scavenger hunt took a lot of after school time, but in the end I think it was worth it,” said Harrigan.

Lead plans on continuing to do the scavenger hunt once a year with the new Freshman.