Rye Neck High School seniors partnered with Rye Neck Middle School sixth-graders for a day of team-building activities on Oct. 13 as part of the Big Brother, Big Sister mentoring program.

Throughout the day, the older and younger students collaborated on a variety of activities, including kickball, relay races and games. They also enjoyed lunch together and ended the day by participating in a number of skits in the Performing Arts Center.

“The program is designed to help the sixth-graders feel comfortable with the older students,” guidance counselor Meegan Lawlor said. “It is one of our longest-standing Rye Neck traditions. It was a wonderful, fun day and the students really enjoyed it.”

Throughout the year, the sixth-graders will continue to create relationships with their mentors in the tight-knit school community. The event is organized by Melinda Merkel, senior class advisor, and Allison Reynolds, sixth-grade advisor.