Eighth-Grade BBQ

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For more than 15 years now, Mineola High School has held an annual welcome back barbecue to welcome the building’s newest students. Held on the first day of school, the barbecue also serves as a way for freshmen to relieve any potential apprehension about the high school by creating a social, as well as educational environment, and allows them to become comfortable with their new surroundings in a fun and casual setting. In addition to getting to know upperclassmen, the event serves to bring freshmen closer with their teachers, and the school and district administrators, who come not only to mingle, but also to eat with the students.