One of the most fun and treasured traditions at Ashley Hall is the Big Sister-Little Sister program, and today a number of Lower and Upper School girls got the chance to reconnect with their sisters in the LoDome and plan for a fun-filled year. In addition, new students met their big or little sister for the first time. “I love seeing what they are up to,” said LuLu Grubb ’22. “I can’t believe all they get to do in elementary school. It is so amazing!” Grubb’s little sister, Mariana Blair ’28, was equally impressed hearing about the glamorous world of Upper School girls. “I really like spending time with them,” she smiled. In addition to catching up, the girls had fun coloring, playing games, and teaching each other new dance moves.

The Big Sister and Little Sister Program was created to encourage friendships and build relationships among different grade levels. Each fall, sixth graders and their big sister seniors are paired with kindergartners, and new students are paired with big or little sisters in their respective grades. What is particularly meaningful is that the girls are usually paired for the duration of their time at Ashley Hall. The resulting bonds of friendship can last a lifetime. “Being here in Pardue Hall brings back so many memories,” said Bella Sanchez ’22, laughing with little sister Lennon Apple ’28. “I remember when there was no roof on the building and the rain would just pour in. Now getting the chance to be back here and share this time together is very special.”