Making new friends

Nine-year-old Alex Harris (left) and 8-year-old Samantha Strand of Delmar-Harvard Elementary School talk about some fun experiences they had at school during the week with Liggett/Koenig Residential College freshmen Amanda Berman (left, rear) and Kristyna Solawetz at the Kids Place event Feb. 11 in Francis Gym. Almost half of Liggett/Koenig residents participate in the volunteer program that includes weekly after-school and weekend tutoring and mentoring of local elementary-school children. The Feb. 11 event included a scavenger hunt, craft tables, cookie decorating and relay races.