Peer Ambassadors
    Mrs. Kristen Gonzalez and Ms. Debra Palahnuk

    HHS Peer Ambassadors

    The Peer Ambassadors are a group of upperclassmen who have volunteered and attended training during the summer to provide outreach to their younger peers.  Their primary focus is on building relationships, fostering collaboration, and increasing self-confidence.
    Each Peer Ambassador meets with their small group of freshmen during Freshman Orientation and throughout the year.  They also welcome upper and underclassmen who enter HHS from other districts. They visit the 8th Graders at HMS, GMMS and Allamuchy to speak with rising freshmen about the high school and conduct a question and answer session during these visits.  The 8th Grade Tour in May/June is also run by the Peer Ambassadors.
     In addition to working with students entering Hackettstown High School, the Peer Ambassadors also collected jeans and toiletries for homeless teenagers in the area.

    Participation in the Peer Ambassador Program requires a commitment of time, dedication, and responsibility. Students who participate are role models in a position of leadership.  They maintain honor roll status throughout the year and make a pledge to be alcohol and substance free.


    Please review the list of requirements for becoming a Peer Ambassador:


    • Remain on Honor Roll throughout the year.
    • Participate in Random Drug Testing.
    • Attend Peer Ambassador training at HHS.
    • Attend the Freshman Orientation at HHS.
    • Facilitate an “ice-breaker” activity with your group during Freshman Orientation.
    • Get to know your freshmen throughout the year.
    • Eat lunch with your group once a week during September.
    • Volunteer to tutor a freshman during unit lunch.
    • Facilitate at least one campaign such as “Mix It Up at Lunch Day”, Peanut Butter Jam, or Teens for Jeans.
    • Attend and assist with 8th Grade Parents Night.
    • Help with 8th grade tours in May/June.
    • Attend monthly PA meetings twice monthly after school (1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month).
    • Facilitate cross age teaching experiences at the lower school grades throughout the district.
    "Coming together is a beginning. 
    Keeping together is progress. 
    Working together is success." 
    ~Henry Ford~