York welcomes Class of 2024 on first day of historic school year

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The Duke greets freshmen as they prepare for temperature checks on their first day of school. Aug. 24, 2020.

Students, faculty, staff and administrators donned their green attire and gathered in the circle drive to welcome the Class of 2024. Although there were visible signs of safety protocols for attending school in a pandemic, from masks to temperature checks, the energy was high and the mood was festive.

Dean Phil Urbanski directs a freshman to the athletic entrance on the first day of school. Aug. 24, 2020.
Upperclassmen prepare to greet freshmen on their first day. Aug. 24, 2020.
Administrators, staff and students greet freshmen on their first day of high school. Aug. 24, 2020.
A freshman undergoes a temperature check on the first day of school. Aug. 24, 2020.
The Duke welcomes freshmen on their first day of high school. Aug. 24, 2020.
Student Council members prepare to welcome freshmen on their first day of school. Aug. 24, 2020.
Gwen Wheatland, freshman, is greeted by senior CeCe Lampa. Aug. 24, 2020.
Freshman Reilly Costello arrives for her first day of high school. Aug. 24, 2020.
Faculty members welcome freshmen on their first day. Aug. 24, 2020.
Dean Phil Urbanski checks a students temperature on the first day of school for freshmen. Aug. 24, 2020.
Parents drop off freshmen in the circle drive for their first day of high school. Aug. 24, 2020.
Seniors prepare to welcome freshmen on their first day of high school. Aug. 24, 2020.
The Duke greets freshmen as they prepare for temperature checks on their first day of school. Aug. 24, 2020.