Students and staff mix it up at lunch: Photo of the Day 10/27/2015


Brennan Nolan

Hornbeck asks students to point to those students they don’t know.

by Brennan Nolan, Reporter

October 27, 2015 students were using their lunch time more productively by sitting in different seats than they normally would have.  Mix It Up Day is a national campaign created to help students overcome social boundaries. Social Studies teacher Mr. Darren Hornbeck encouraged everyone to participate in this one day event, even the teachers.

Hornbeck said, “It helps you to meet new people and respect others that aren’t like you; it’s fun.”

As they entered the cafeteria, students were handed lollipops and the colored wrappers correlated to the tables.  There was a paper with a list of conversation starters at the tables for everyone to have talking points. Hornbeck walked around, asking students if they know the names of at least two new people at the table. Those who were successful would win a second lollipop.

The day before the event, students in advisement watched a video featuring their peers and staff describing their feelings about Mix It Up Day.  At the Monday faculty meeting, staff members received their suggested Mix-It-Up lunch assignments.

The Student Government Association helped by making  posters for the occasion, participating in the video, and setting up the cafeteria.

Senior Noah Ismael, who is a student on the SGA executive board, said, “The SGA hopes that next year students will be more involved in our Mix it Up Days.”