Students honored for poster contest

Published 6:40 pm Wednesday, February 13, 2019

LANETT — Two students from the Lanett City School System were honored Monday night by the school board for their artistic achievements.

Carington King, a fifth-grade student from W.O. Lance Elementary School, and Madison Winston, an eighth-grade student from Lanett Junior High School, were presented with a certificate of participation for their involvement in the Martin Luther King Unity Breakfast Poster Contest. Each student won first place for their school and was each awarded $100.

The certificate was sponsored by the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Zeta Lambda Omega chapter in Lanett.

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Additionally, Lanett City School Nutrition Program Director Laura Hartley said the city school system has been offering salads as part of its lunch program since January with great success. She said between the junior high and the high school, the system serves anywhere from 50 to 128 salads a day.

“That is roughly a third of the school,” she said.

Hartley said the program has been so successful that the school system is looking for somebody to work part-time. The position would be for three hours a day and would help make the salads.

A typical salad, Hartley said, contains two cups of lettuce, tomatoes, meat, shredded cheese, bacon bits and sometimes croutons, but not every day because there is a calorie intake limit. Instead of a roll, Hartley said there are usually whole-wheat salad crackers or regular salad crackers.

All of the salads are premade before the lunch rush begins.

Hartley said the students fill out an order form in the morning, then the salads are made, and the student’s name is placed on a container, so everybody gets what they ordered. The students also get a milk carton, a piece of fruit and a dessert for the day.

Students can also order a salad and an additional meal if they like what is on the hot lunch side of the cafeteria.

Hartley said many students have opted for this option, paying for an extra lunch, which has led to increased production in the cafeteria.