Originally named, the "Shadow Club" and started in 2008, the Office of Admissions enlisted the help of a group of students to shadow and greet students and families while visiting campus. Admissions changed the name to Student Ambassadors in 2011. Now Student Ambassadors lead tours, attend feeder school visits, write notes to prospective students and attend all admissions events. These student leadersundergo an application process, along with a teacher recommendation, to be selected. These students are ambitious, well-spoken, involved and simply love SBS. Ambassadors represent the student body of Second Baptist School at various events and host prospective students during tours and shadow days.
According to current Student Ambassador Francesca Garvin ‘21, “I wanted to be a Student Ambassador because I love talking to people and getting to know people who could impact my life in a positive way.” She went on to say, “As a prospective student, having student ambassadors whom I shadowed and who answered all my questions was such a relief and made the process of coming to a new school much smoother and a lot more fun. My favorite part of being a Student Ambassador is having girls in the grade below me shadow me. I love getting to know them and talking to them about how wonderful SBS is, and ultimately, seeing them in the halls once the new school year starts--it brings a huge smile to my face! It is important for me to be a Student Ambassador because I love making an impact on others and giving them comfort that they are not alone.”
According to Director of Admissions Andrea Prothro, “The Student Ambassadors have positively impacted the admissions process by giving prospective students and parents access to our students. Our Ambassadors are able to share first-hand all the amazing experiences at SBS.” She went on to say, “We are most impressed by the ease at which our Ambassadors engage with prospective students and parents at all levels. These students have an authentic love for SBS and it shines through their words and actions. Whether they are interacting with a lower school prospective student or an incoming senior, Ambassadors are genuinely interested in each person and their individual story. It all culminates when those prospective students attend SBS and the Ambassadors remember them and are able to officially welcome them to our community!”