MAYFIELD, KY (KFVS) - Graves County High School freshman orientation on Monday, July 18 was informative and fun at the same time.
In Graves County, not only do freshman face more difficult academic challenges, they go from a middle school of about 700 students to a high school of about 1,300.
GCHS began the Freshman Academy about ten years ago. Freshman will take all their classes together in the same wing, except for classes in biology and physical education where a lab or gym requires a longer walk.
Matt Dobson has served as the academy's principal for the past five years. He started the first year the school offered an enhanced Freshman Orientation and Freshman Mentors came somewhere in between the two.
“Freshman Mentoring is where we help out incoming freshman as a friend,” said junior and Freshman Mentor Hannah Latta.