High School Leaders Program Class of 2022

Day 1: Saturday, July 9, 2022

Reported by: Annie Adamson, Saint Gertrude High School, and Natalie Wike, Potomac Falls High School

After many essays, interviews, emails, and anticipation…WE’RE HERE!! We moved into our dorms and tried to impress our roommates with our trendy bedspreads, only to look next door and see our new friends with their rooms fully decked with lights, decorations, tapestries, and even a plant!

Later on, we were given an exclusive tour of UVA complete with learning about secret societies.

Long walks call for good snacks, which is why our YPMs greeted us with treats. Great way to start orientation! We discussed stereotypes of political parties and defined these parties missions. We’re excited to take on the responsibilities of the program and all it has to offer!


HSLP 2022 on the steps of the UVA Rotunda, Day 1 of the program