On Tuesday, January 23, Student Council took their second field trip to The Hill, the Italian-American district of the city. The group first went to Zia’s, an Italian restaurant, then walked across the street to the Missouri Baking Company.
This was a chance for students to learn and use proper manners at a nice restaurant. The week prior to the trip, the students had a meeting to learn proper table manners, such as holding your fork in your left hand and putting butter on your plate before spreading it on your bread. Students were expected to use these table manners throughout the meal.
A first-year representative, junior Martin Lewis, thought, “The atmosphere and all of the people in the restaurant were pretty great and fun. Plus the food was really good!”
Vice President Michelle Bahena, senior, stated, “I think this field trip is a great experience because it teaches students manners they'll use throughout life. It was a sweet field trip that I think everyone enjoyed.”
Emma Engelbrecht, president of Student Council, commented, “I think it went more smoothly, simply because most people already knew what we were doing so we could be more prepared and ready for everything we did. It also went faster, especially in the bakery, because people had an idea from last year of what they wanted.”
StuCo representative Katie Borcherding thought, “We had a great experience on our first annual etiquette lunch last year at Zia's, but initially I'd chosen Zia's because it is across the street from Missouri Baking Company. I like to introduce students to as many places as possible when we go on field trips, and getting students to two awesome landmark restaurants on The Hill is a great experience.”
She continued, “The food was excellent as usual and the students were so polite. It's awesome as a teacher to get so many compliments on your students. The bakers at Missouri Baking Company remembered us from last year and said several times what nice, polite students we have.”
Members of Student Council as well as Mrs. Borcherding are looking forward to attending another etiquette lunch next year.