This year Western Wayne High School will have a student ambassador program. Ambassadors will greet visitors to the high school and escort them to their destination in the building. In November, the ambassadors went through a training with Julie Bialkowski from Penn State Scranton.
Freshman Skylar Long said she learned a lot about developing her communication skills from the training session. Skylar is highly involved at Western Wayne being a member of both the volleyball and basketball teams along with participating in Future Business Leaders of America.
“I think that participating in the student ambassador program will help me be a better student leader,” Skylar said. “I will learn how to take control of situations and how to be personable with people.”
Skylar explained that student ambassadors will be given advance notice of when they will greet visitors. In addition, student ambassadors will dress professionally and give visitors a brief tour of the school. They will also engage visitors by telling them facts about the district such as the history of Western Wayne along with other information about sports and clubs at the school that individual student ambassadors are a part of.
Junior Lenny Maiocco will also be a student ambassador and hopes the program helps him to develop his communication skills. Lenny is a student leader at Western Wayne who is involved in many activities. He is a member of the tennis team, FBLA, NHS, Youth Advisory Committee, student council, and National Society of High School Scholars.
“My experience in the program will help me to work on my ability to present information that I know to others,” Lenny, who aspires to study engineering or law, said.
Senior Sydney Peet agrees that the program will help her in the future.
“The program will allow me to grow my communication skills and work on connecting with others,” Sydney, who plans to study global business with a minor in musical theater, said.
All of the Western Wayne student ambassadors look forward to working with visitors to their school.