WHS Students Wins iPad in Cafeteria Naming Contest

Waukee Nutrition Department staff presented Tyler Smith as the winner of the WHS Name the Cafeteria Contest. Pictured from left to right: Nancy Hogstad, Assistant Director of Nutrition, Jeannie Allgood, Director of Nutrition and sophomore Tyler Smith.

The Waukee High School (WHS) cafeteria has a new name and a student has a new iPad. Sophomore Tyler Smith’s submission of “Warrior Way Cafe” was announced as the WHS Name the Cafeteria Contest winner on December 18, and he was presented with the grand prize of an iPad.

“I knew I wanted to use the word warrior. Then my little brother came home talking about the Waukee Way. When I put it all together, Warrior Way Cafe, it all just seemed to flow,” Tyler said. “I’m excited to have this iPad and be able to share it with my family, it’s something we have wanted.”

The Waukee Nutrition Department kicked of a cafeteria-naming contest on December 16. More than 80 students in grades 10-12 submitted ideas for their chance to name the cafeteria and win an iPad. Tyler was the first of three to submit the winning name.

The iPad was donated to the Waukee Nutrition Department by General Mills. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, General Mills is among the world’s largest food companies and a great supporter of K-12 food service.

“We wanted the cafeteria to have a name to create a more inviting atmosphere and perception,” Jeannie Allgood, director for nutrition said.” Student participation is always a high priority for our department and we saw this as a great opportunity to empower the students to use their creativity.”

After winter break the new name will be posted on the greeter boards and located outside of the serving area. Plans for graphics and other signage for the commons area are also in the works.

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