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Columbus, Miss. -- In only a few hours, the next generation of MSMS students will begin their journey at one of the most incredible educational experiences America has to offer. MSMS is preparing to welcome the 135 students who will make up the MSMS Class of 2016.

To get ready for junior Move-In-Day, the 31 MSMS senior emissaries are spending all day Friday training and preparing.

“Emissaries are basically like our student ambassadors,” said MSMS admissions counselor Spike Harris. “Their job is to help the new students get acclimated to the school and work to promote the school to students and families all over the Magnolia State.”

On Saturday, Aug. 2, the emissaries, along with faculty and staff volunteers, will assist the new juniors by helping them unload their belongings and get settled in their new home.

“The first day at MSMS can be a bit intimidating,” said one of the emissaries. “So we want to make their transition as smooth and comfortable as possible. We want them to know that they are welcome as a part of this family as soon as they arrive on campus.”

The juniors will have four days for orientation and bonding activities before the senior class arrives on Wednesday, Aug. 6.

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