At the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year Benedictine installed a new schedule that inducted an event period every day right after second block. This period is used by the school for many things. Often times this event period is used for events like Corps Mass or National Honor Society inductions, however, about two to three times a week students are free to meet up with teachers, work on schoolwork or eat breakfast.
As soon as the bell rings at the end of second block, seniors rush out to their cars and drive off to grab some food. “I think it’s the best 45 minutes of my school day,” said senior Bailey Coates.
As soon as the bell rings at the end of second block, seniors rush out to their cars and drive off to grab some food. "I think it's the best 45 minutes of my school day," said senior Bailey Coates.
Upon their return, all the underclassmen watch with jealousy as the seniors march back into the building with bags of Chick-fil-A, McDonalds, Arby's and Wendy's.
In many ways this serves as an antidote for senioritis (when seniors get bored with high school and are ready to move on). The Cadets do school-work for a long eight-hour day, so this 45-minute break period helps relieve the stress of the day. "It is a great breather from our eight-hour class day," said senior Isaiah Jones. "Now that I have the brunch option, I don't think I could make it through the week without it."
At the end of the day, this new "Senior Brunch" has been a good reward for Benedictine's hard-working seniors and has given all of Benedictine's underclassmen something to look forward to in the near future.