Today's Cool School is Patterson High School!
Sergeant 1st Class Robert Gregoire and Sergeant Dylan Mandeville from the Louisiana National Guard visited Ms. Hill's Food and Nutrition classes. Students learned about the opportunities offered by the National Guard, such as tuition exemption and enlistment benefits including the opportunity to make money while still in high school.
Students were given background information on MREs or Meals Ready to Eat. This was followed by a creative competition between teams to create a meal using only the items provided in the MRE. Because the military is focused on team building, the classes were broken into random groups to make sure they worked with different people other than their normal "friend" group.
The teams were judged on taste and creativity/appearance. Soldiers must be creative when eating MREs and students were encouraged to do the same.
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