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Rosemount High School freshmen talk in small groups near the end of Wednesday's respect retreat session. The daylong event was designed to bring students together. Nathan Hansen/Town Pages

Ninth graders get acquainted

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When it was over, there were hugs and smiles and laughter, and that's as it should be.

There were also people chasing down friends, yelling, "No! We can't let the group hug end!" That was a little strange, but still kind of appropriate.


This was a day, after all, about coming together. It was a chance for Rosemount High School's new ninth graders to get to know each other, get to know themselves and learn to get along.

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