Students Look Forward to Lunch Options at MVHS


Dawson Fluharty

Lunch Room Political Cartoon – students excited about lunch options

Dawson Fluharty

It is finally 11:17 and chaos begins in the hallways as students run to get in line to get their lunch. It is the best part of the day you get a break from classes and you get to talk with friends. You can’t wait to see how many options you have to choose from and you just hope it is something that sounds appetizing.

This is why the school needs to keep the multiple alternate meals that are given to us as choses for students to have a productive learning experience for the second half of the school day.

Currently at MVHS we typically have multiple options for a main course when lunch times finally rolls around. The MVHS cooks prepare main items, an alternative item, a sandwich bar, and either a variation of pizza or some sort of sandwich. Mount Vernon also provides a salad bar with fresh fruit and vegetables. The most common items on the salad bar include carrots, celery, broccoli or cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, and of course salad. At the end there is ranch along with peanut butter and/or sun butter.

“I like how we have multiple options because I always know there is something that I will want to eat,” said Senior Kael Dimmer.

This layout is perfect for your picky eaters or someone who wants something quick and light for the day. Having this variety of options makes it so that students aren’t forced to eat something that they wouldn’t enjoy or eat at home, because let’s be honest, who doesn’t like pizza or a sandwich?

Sitting in a class with a full stomach also can have a positive impact on your academics. For a lot of students including myself it can be very difficult to concentrate in class when all you can think about is how hungry you are. Another big factor is the efficiency that the multiple lines provide. Before having all these options it would take forever to get through the line and eat, by adding more lines students can move faster and have more time to eat and talk with friends. This is just another reason why administrators should continue to support and provide students with multiple options at lunch time.

If you are in doubt about how important it is to keep the variety of lunches that MVHS students have to choose from, just go around and ask if students would want to have options taken away from them. I can say with certainty that they would want to keep all the options that we currently have.