On Tuesday, February 18, our Upper School Student Council served breakfast burritos from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. to any hungry student coming through the doors of the senior lounge. The breakfast station was intended to reduce the number of Vikings entering their first-period class with an empty stomach. Representatives Davey Agrawal’22, Ethan Kim’23, and Adeti Mohanselvan’23 kicked off the morning with roughly 100 burritos, and with Luke Nester’21 handing out burritos during the second block of the day.
Upper School Students had two breakfast options: egg burritos or egg-and-cheese burritos. The price was covered by administration, who was repaid in full by the students. Instead of paying in cash, students checked their names off a list, and the one-dollar cost of the healthy breakfast item was charged to their school account. By the end of the 90-minutes that the station was available to students, there were almost no burritos remaining.
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Planned by Upper School Head, Ms. Izokaitis, the breakfast station was intended to reduce the number of Vikings entering their first-period class with an empty stomach.
Studies show that eating breakfast before school results in raised test scores, heightened concentration, and long-standing health benefits for students. With these filling, protein-packed options, Student Council intended for students to have an energizing return to school after Presidents’ Day weekend.