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A picture of the t-shirt for  spicy chicken strip advocates

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A picture of the t-shirt for spicy chicken strip advocates


The students of Mount Vernon have recently become impassioned about changes in the cafeteria. A petition was originally sent out by Adrianna Broaddus on the night of September 28, 2017, to “Bring back the good spicy chicken strips, please.”

Spicy chicken strips were served on Thursdays in line D, and were extremely popular. Thursday the 28, the chicken strips were still served, but were an entirely different entree under the same name.

Multiple students sent out the petition with mass email, which was shut down by administration with a “ reminder that students are not allowed to send mass emails or reply all to any mass emails. If you have information, a survey, or petition you must send it to an administrator who will the send it out through our distribution lists if deemed appropriate.” Two emails were sent to remind students of this rule, and an announcement was made over the intercom.

“It’s interesting how he addressed the mass emails, but not the spicy chicken strips,” said Kira Smiley, 12, “very interesting.”

Members of the students and staff have expressed differing opinions on the issue.

Mrs. Scruggs believes that, “the situation didn’t need to be handled the way that it did, with the emails, but I agree with the stance on the spicy chicken strips. At the beginning of the year, they were very delicious.”

Students were heard in the cafeteria on Friday the 29 chanting, “Spicy chicken! Spicy chicken!” and pounding the tables multiple times throughout first lunch. It has been a major topic of conversation in the hallways, and although there are students who could care less, there are many who are outraged. Over 500 people have signed the petition already.

If you wish to sign the spicy chicken strip petition, it can be found at https://www.change.org/p/mount-vernon-high-school-bring-back-the-good-spicy-chicken-please-mount-vernon?recruiter=799993591&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial.combo_new_control_progress_bar&utm_term=psf_combo_share_initial.combo_new_control_progress_bar or in your email inbox.

If you would like to purchase a chicken strip advocate shirt, they are fifteen dollars, and orders can be placed at  https://www.customink.com/fundraising/spicy-chicken-strip-advocacy.

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4 Responses to “Spicy chicken strips”

  1. Dean Falkenberg on November 15th, 2017 12:19 PM

    It may not be anyone’s fault that the popular chicken strips are gone. Companies frequently stop making a product. Sometimes, it is due to poor sales. Sometimes, it is a seasonal thing – like peppermint candies at Christmas time. McDonald’s has the McRib at various times.

    Sometimes, some genius just thinks that a product needs to be improved. Burger King has changed its French fries many times. Monopoly has dropped game tokens. Perhaps some “suit” decided to change the chicken strip. It is likely that the school just cannot get these popular chicken strips because the company either dropped them or changed the recipe.


  2. Lizzy Hiatt on November 15th, 2017 5:38 PM

    I loved the spicy chicken strips but I am not going to make a big deal about them not being at the school anymore.


  3. Sara on November 15th, 2017 7:36 PM

    Listen. The chicken is not real chicken. It probably will kill you. Also, the emails made my day because they were really funny. Also the school probably can’t afford them anymore. Did I mention that it is not real chicken.


  4. Claire Jaques on November 20th, 2017 1:16 PM

    I like them, but don’t mind them being gone.


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