Admission Office adjusts tour system

Kaitlin Musante

The Admission Office announced changes that have been made to the Student Ambassador Program and a design contest for a new logo at the annual Student Ambassador Training Dinner on the middle school campus Sept. 16.

Associate Director of Admissions Janine Jones informed attendees that middle school student ambassadors will be able to sign up for tours on the Student Ambassador website, receive automated email confirmations and will be given more information on the applicants.

“Those changes were made to streamline the process of signing up for tours and eliminate the need for constant email reminders,” senior co-chair Jack Li ’17 said. “[The Student Ambassador Program] is thus more efficient as a whole.”

Jones also announced that the Student Ambassador Program is holding a contest to find a logo and nickname to be used on all major Student Ambassador communications and sweatshirts for the program beginning next year. The contest is open to all students, regardless of whether or not they are part of the Student Ambassador Program.

All submissions must be entered by Oct. 14 and the winner will be announced on Oct. 31. Jones said that the Admissions Office has received 25 submissions, most of which are from middle school students.

“I’m most looking forward to having a unifying logo and catchy nickname to help brand and market the program,” Jones said in an email.

Ambassadors attended training sessions run by seniors and a faculty members, where they learned about the program’s expectations and how to act in possible scenarios during tours.

Following the training sessions, the admission provided students with dinner from Kogi BBQ trucks, In n Out trucks and Let’s Have a Cart Party.