Big Sibs program to expand next year

Scott Nussbaum

The middle school Big Siblings program received 180 requests from incoming seventh graders along with 90 eighth graders who will lead the program next year, an increase from last year.

“It will be great to see such a large group of students involved in the program,” Chaplain Emily Feigenson said.

Fourteen eighth graders were chosen for the advisory board, each leading a group of about 18 seventh graders.

The Big Siblings program pairs new seventh graders with older students. The goal of the club is to help new students build relationships with their peers.