SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Pioneer Valley High School's 13th annual Link Crew Freshmen Orientation welcomed over 800 freshmen students for Class of 2026.
“It bridges the gap from junior high to high school and just already sets the tone of positivity. And, you know, making those students feel very comfortable to be on our campus" said Link Crew Coordinator, Marcie Guerra.
Pioneer's staff and upper class-men prepared activities and tours to welcome the new students.
The marching band performed for the students as they explored the campus.
“Don’t hesitate in participating for things, make new friends and really put yourself out there because soon you'll be a senior and it feels like your linker day was just yesterday" said Senior Link Crew Leader, Kendall Courtright.
A welcoming rally was held in the school gym with music and performances by the cheer squad and a costume contest.
“I still feel like I'm in elementary. I just can't believe I'm going to enter high school now" said incoming freshman, Letzy Lopez.
Students also received their class schedules and tablets.
The school year will begin on August 11th.