Coltrane Thomas, Blaise Roberto, Jack Harrie, and Robert Lecak enjoy breakfast before homeroom on Monday, Dec. 4.

Photo credit: Mr. Allemang
Coltrane Thomas, Blaise Roberto, Jack Harrie, and Robert Lecak enjoy breakfast before homeroom on Monday, Dec. 4. Photo credit: Mr. Allemang

Students take advantage of free breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day most would say. 

BPHS agrees as the school offers breakfast for free with fruit and or juice. 

The breakfast remains free this year, as it has been, and is a great way for students to start in the morning. Last year, there were only around an average of 50-75 students getting free breakfast but so far this year, over 350 students are getting breakfast.

Getting breakfast in the morning gives me the energy I need for the school day. There are lots of options and I enjoy it every day.

— Connor Karabinos

This year, the school tried to be more flexible by allowing students eat breakfast in the cafeteria throughout homeroom. They signed in via a QR code.

However, the breakfast policy has now reverted to previous years.

The QR code form is no longer an option for students as it has become a safety issue.

All students must report to homeroom by 7:25 a.m. If students enter the building after 7:25, they must report to the attendance office and get a pass to homeroom.

Breakfast is available from 7- 7:25 a.m.

This gives students ample time to get breakfast and report to homeroom before the bell at 7:25 a.m.

Breakfast also offers a grab-and-go option for students who don’t have time to sit down and eat, which is when students grab breakfast, go to homeroom, and eat their food in homeroom. 

The grab-and-go breakfast consists of everything the typical breakfast serves, a sandwich/donuts accompanied by a fruit, and milk or juice.

All breakfast food is allergen-free, so students can enjoy breakfast in homeroom without worrying about causing any allergic reactions.

The administration is also exploring the idea of doing a give-back table, with all the food students don’t want but have to take as part of the free breakfast.

This would work by students putting the items they did not want, like milk, juice, or fruit on a table, all being available for students to take home, grab another item they like off the table, or possibly donate to different food banks in the area. 

The food cannot be re-sold, so this would be an effective way not to waste food.

Connor Karabinos, a current senior says, “Getting breakfast in the morning gives me the energy I need for the school day. There are lots of options, and I enjoy it every day.”

Senior Ana Winowich may not eat breakfast every day; however, she says, “I don’t go get breakfast every day, but I know my friends like to go get breakfast. It also gives people the opportunity to eat before a long day of school. Having the opportunity to have breakfast at our school is so nice.”

Jack Edner, a senior, gets breakfast. Jack says, “I think it is very yummy. I miss being able to sit in the cafeteria during homeroom though.”

Meghan DeHaven, senior eats breakfast here at school. Meghan’s favorite breakfast to eat here is french toast sticks, sausage, and hot chocolate. 

Will Alborg gets powdered donuts and apple juice at breakfast. “They are very tasty,” Alborg claims.

Please consider getting breakfast in the mornings before going to homeroom!

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Camryn Priddy is heading into her senior year with a positive attitude and bright outlook. She is most excited to see in her classes and in the halls her friends whom she missed over the summer. Also, she is stoked to take on the football field as a Bethette in Squad 1. So make sure to keep an eye out for her glowing smile on the field! Her future plans include going to either Slippery Rock or IUP for early education and special education as a dual major, which should be a piece of cake as she retains a 3.5 GPA!  She is also super excited to dive into her extracurriculars again this year, including yearbook, newspaper, literary magazine, and Bethettes. You may also see her keeping busy at her job as a hostess, server, or takeout person at Eat N’ Park. When asked why she decided to work there, she responded, “My two friends already worked there, and also I really needed a job.” When questioned about who keeps her motivated in her busy day-to-day life, she replied, “My mom. She has a lot of confidence and really taught me to be proud of myself.” Which shows just how much she values her family. While getting to know Camryn, you can tell that she brings warmth with her whether it's in her laugh or just the joy in her voice while she talks. When asked what her favorite thing about herself was, she replied, “My hair, because I take good care of it!” If you are ever having a bad day, talk to Camryn; it can be guaranteed that she will brighten up your day just by talking to her.   Written by: Alea Taylor, Staff Writer

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