Rye Neck High School ninth-graders worked together through a number of team-building activities during the Freshman Challenge, which took place at the gymnasium on Oct. 11.

“The purpose of the event was to encourage students to get to know one another better, work together and achieve a sense of unity among the grade,” social studies teacher Marcella Scalise said. 

Throughout the day, the students participated in a variety of activities, including volleyball, free throw, limbo and musical chairs, which were organized and run by Freshman Class Officers. 

“The students of each homeroom worked together in each of these activities and had to rely on one another to succeed,” Scalise said. “The event was successful and I believe it was a great day for the freshmen.”

Throughout the year, the students will continue to build a sense of community and unity among the grade through a number of planned activities and fundraisers.