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  • December 6JKB gift card collection for Ronald McDonald House. Drop off during lunches on Tues. & Thurs. in café or rm 203.

  • December 6Link Leader yearbook photos on Wed, Dec. 7th during your lunch. Meet by the attendance office.

  • December 6Netflix Club will meet Thurs. after school in rm. 42 to watch Disney movies.

  • December 6JSA a political debate club meets on Thursdays after school in room 236.

  • December 6There will be a girls softball informational meeting Tuesday at 7:20am in room 301.

  • December 6There will be a yearbook informational meeting in room 216 Tuesday before OR after school in rm 216.

  • December 6Senior Panoramic Photo Wed, Dec. 14th 2nd hour in main gym. Order forms available next week at senior exits & Activities.

  • December 6Spring Musical, the Addams Family, auditions & informational workshop on Mon, Dec.12th in the choir room from 3:30-4pm.

  • December 6Truth Seekers meets Friday after school in room 207. This is wild card Friday, so bring your own topic.

  • December 6Theatre Central will meet this Wednesday after school in the auditorium.

  • December 6GEMS will meet Thursday after school in rm. 34. Ms. Eier will talk about engineering at Molex.

  • December 6Freshman, join your Link Leaders' “Cocoa & Cram” sessions on Thurs. & next Tues. Meet outside of rm 100.

  • December 6Join Mickey Mouse Club before school thru Wednesday in rm. 221 to watch Lilo and Stitch.

  • December 6Spanish Club will watch Elf on Tuesday after school in room 102. Bring a snack to share.

  • December 6NCHS Show Choir Audition Workshops will be Friday, Dec. 16th 3:30-6pm and Monday, Dec. 19th 3:30-5pm in the Choir Room.

  • December 5Holiday Spirit Week – 12th-16th, Mon: Pj Day, Tues: White Out, Wed: Tacky Sweater Day, Thurs: Scarf & Socks, Fri: Candy Cane Day

  • December 5TC presents Junie B. Jones in “Jingle Bells Batman Smells” Thurs. 7:30pm and Fri. and Sat. at 8pm. Tickets $5.00 each.

  • December 5Holiday Toy Drive ends Dec. 13th. Drop off new toys valued at $10 - $20 in Activities, Main Office, or the Leaning Commons.

Club of the Month: Red Feather Cafe

Alana Cervera and Ana Turner, Staff writers

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The student-run restaurant, the Red Feather Cafe, continues its third year in production. The Red Feather Cafe features students hand-picked recipes and exciting restaurant themes. It is run by the Culinary 3 class and put on once a month. Students are able to show off their culinary and restaurant skills through this unique experience.

Samantha Szopinski, CTE and Culinary 3 teacher, explained the mechanics of the restaurant and how it benefits students.

“They have become really good problem solvers,” Szopinski said. “[They work] really quick on their feet and hav[e] gotten the real-life restaurant experience. The students get recognized by the staff. They get to show off their skills in a way they wouldn’t have otherwise. It’s a really neat experience for people who want to go into the restaurant business.”

The students have done several different themes, including a Panera-styled menu, a chili bar and various other different types of restaurants. The students choose recipes that go with the theme and prepare the food.

They transform the culinary kitchen into a classic restaurant. Students become waiters for a day, preparing and serving food for faculty and staff. They are excused from a day of school in order to focus on the restaurant.

Central teachers can either come to the Culinary 3 classroom and eat or pre-order their food to get it delivered.

Junior Faith Alindog described the way the culinary class has impacted her and her future career plans.

“I took Culinary 2 with Hurst,” Alindog said. “She asked me and some other people to come back and do Culinary 3 with her. I enjoyed [it] and how fun it was. [This class] improves my social skills and makes me more outgoing. [It] prepares me for future jobs that I might take up.”

As the students prepare for food, teachers line up, ready to see what meal will be presented this month. A regular attendee of the Red Feather Cafe and culinary teacher, Terri Rorer, spoke fondly of the cafe.

“It’s a really great opportunity for students who have found a niche that they are interested in to turn their skills into something that other people can see and share it with other people,” Rorer said.

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