North Corbin Junior High Holds Pep Rally to Celebrate Improved Breakfast Service

North Corbin Junior High Holds Pep Rally to Celebrate Improved Breakfast Service
Posted on 05/17/2018
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North Corbin Junior High Holds Pep Rally

to Celebrate Improved Breakfast Service


WALKER, La.North Corbin Junior High School faculty, staff and students recognized the efforts of their cafeteria staff at a special school pep rally Wednesday (May 16) that featured NFL Saints Mascot Sir Saint.

The pep rally was held in celebration of the school receiving the state’s top award in the “No Kid Hungry” Breakfast Challenge, by having the largest increase in breakfast participation among participating schools with grades K-8.

The “No Kid Hungry” program is aimed at increasing the daily participation in school breakfast service and overall milk consumption.  The pep rally was sponsored by Fuel Up to Play 60 and the Dairy Alliance.  Sir Saint threw t-shirts to students and participated in a variety of game activities in the school gym. 

Louisiana’s First Lady Donna Edward visited the campus back in March to announce the state’s top participants.  French Settlement High School was also honored at that time for having the greatest increase in participation among high schools across the state.

“We are so proud of our students and their buy-in to our breakfast program.  It’s important that all our children begin their day with a healthy meal to adequately fuel their physical and mental activity,” Assistant Supervisor of Child Nutrition Programs Sommer Purvis said.

Child Nutrition Supervisor Leah Smith said participation in school breakfast is up 46 percent across the parish. The increases are a result of making the meal more appealing, by feeding students in their classrooms with a bagged breakfast and offering them a mid-morning break.  

She said the school system has been able to offer the food for free through the Community Eligibility Program (CEP).  The school system qualified for the program after the August 2016 flood due to the large number of families impacted by the devastating flooding.  The school system also received a $140,000 grant from Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom to assist with the implementation of the breakfast program at three schools.

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New Orleans Saints’ mascot Sir Saint throws “Fuel Up to Play 60” t-shirts to North Corbin Junior High students in the bleachers, as cheerleaders Brooklyn Kling (left) and Bryanna Brown (right) look on.

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North Corbin Junior High student Rahmel Scott throws a bean bag at the football toss net during the school’s pep rally to celebrate its increased participation in breakfast service.  Also pictured, left to right, are Brenden Quinn, Ethan Armstrong, Brady Forbes, John Austin Bergeron, Nathaniel Melendez, Ezekiel Lambeth, and Brandon Lott.

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North Corbin Junior High Band Director Tara Hymel leads the school’s symphonic band, comprised for 7th and 8th graders, during a pep rally to celebrate the school’s improved breakfast service.


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New Orleans Saints’ mascot Sir Saint joins North Corbin Junior High Principal Carolyn Vosburg (far right) and the school’s cafeteria workers to celebrate the school’s increase participation in breakfast service.  The cafeteria workers pictured are, left to right, Amanda Mire, Amy Singleton, Rebecca Carney, Susan Wheat, Charlene Gibson, Felicia Lee, Michele Smyth, Billie Hunter, Gretchen Darone, Carlie Percell, Anita Miller and Liz Barnett.


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