BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- Briarcliff High School students got a warm welcome back to school from the student council at the annual Back-to-School Barbecue on Sept. 18.
Thanks to the PTA, students enjoyed fresh-off-the-grill items such as burgers and hot dogs, as well as drinks, snacks, music and games.
“We are looking to get students of all grades together,” said student council co-president Max Calleway. “We thought this would be a fun way to do that. Everyone loves barbecue. This is also a good opportunity to meet new people that you wouldn’t otherwise get to meet.”
Many students took to the fields to play casual games of soccer, football, cornhole and Frisbee, while others lounged on the grassy hillside to eat and catch up with friends.
Besides the good food, students said they enjoy the barbecue because it gives them a chance to relax.
Last year, the student council held the Back-to-School Barbecue for the first time after putting it on hold for a few years, as the fields were under construction.
Organizers said they hope the barbecue will become an annual tradition for many more years to come.
“It’s a great way to unite the entire student body for the beginning of the school year,” student council adviser Patricia Manchisi said. “It’s an opportunity for staff and students to interact in a positive, upbeat and fun atmosphere.”
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