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Lyon students, families embrace new beginnings on Move-In Day

Lyon faculty, staff, and students welcomed the next class of freshmen and transfer students to their new home on campus Thursday.

By 8 a.m. fresh faces and eager families had arrived from points near and far, ready for check-in at Becknell Gymnasium. Approximately 90 students moved in, assisted by Student Life, sports teams, fraternities and sororities, and many more.

“The weather here is so much better than in Texas,” said Haley Karns, laughing. “It’s been summer there for the past seven years.”

“I’m excited to be at such a fantastic and prestigious school,” said Joe Hutchison. “Plus, I only live 30 minutes away, so it’s right in my backyard.”

Michael Uecker said he took concurrent college courses in high school to prepare for Lyon.

“I’m ready for the real thing now.”

Move-In Day was also a great opportunity for transfer students to check out their new environment. Junior Kassidy Robinson said she is excited for “the whole college experience at Lyon.”

“I’m thrilled about finally getting to live on campus! I’m on the softball team, and I’m excited for new beginnings, new teammates, and new competitors.”

“I’m looking forward to everything Lyon has to offer,” said junior Jasmine Carlos. “I was in Kansas before, and it was all flatlands. This is a whole new environment. ”

Arturo Rodriguez, Jasmine’s grandfather, said he and his wife drove up from Houston, Texas, to help their granddaughter move in.

“Her parents are coming tomorrow, so they volunteered us,” he said, smiling. “When parents are busy, grandparents are the next best thing to help you move in!”

“We’ve been a big part of her life since she was born, so we were happy to be here as she starts this new chapter.”