Crestview High School Class of 2017 checks out its new alma mater (PHOTOS)

Published: Monday, August 12, 2013 at 01:29 PM.

Spanish Club president Celina Toso handed a bowl of chips and salsa to freshman Bryan Smith, who was eying the club's booth.

"I'm Hispanic so this might be good for me," Bryan said. "My mom is from Panama."

Most importantly, organizers said, the freshmen learned that when school opens Aug. 12, they have upperclassmen friends in the Leadership program they can turn to for advice and a kind word.

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.

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