School rewards STAR test improvement with barbeque
Marwa Nawabi and Amanda Sabeh
September 28, 2011
On September 23, 2011, Washington celebrated our 19 point improvement on our STAR test scores with low-priced hamburgers, veggie burgers, and hot dogs. Even though our scores did not reach our goal of 801, the school still rewarded us with a barbeque.
The amphitheater brimmed with students waiting in line to receive their discounted lunches, priced at only 50 cents. Each person was limited to one meal, which included a burger or a hot dog, chips, and water bottle. Freshman Mitchelle Wainaina said, “Even though the line was really long and a lot of people cut in front of me, it was worth 50 cents.” Another freshman Jasmine Combs said, “I liked the idea of cheap food, but they should have extended the lunch.”
Although many students stayed at school for the feast, several other students fled the campus and went to their usual lunch spot. Junior Alissa Ceja, was one of them. When asked why she didn’t take advantage of the bargain she said, “I didn’t want to wait in line and since we had regular lunch, I wasn’t sure if I would get a chance to finish my food. Plus, I’m really picky when it comes to how my burger is cooked.”
Whether they gorged on barbeque food, or went off campus, it was a rewarding day for the students. Next year we hope to raise our STAR scores to 801 and earn the extended lunch that we deserve.