When Northwestern Middle School Principal Greg Lehman showed up at the high school for lunch on Feb. 17, he said he heard they had the best chili in town.
And they did.
Northwestern High School life skills students held their sixth annual chili luncheon for teachers and staff through all three lunches that day.
More than 35 people attended the luncheon, which featured Mrs. Sandy Henley’s famous chili and desserts and side dishes made by the students.
The students decorated for the luncheon, took money and made change and cleaned up after the event.
“This type of event gives the students the real world experience of how to set up, plan and carry out a banquet,” life skills teacher Sandy Pavolko said. “It shows them how to interact with teachers and strengthens social skills.”
Senior Dylan Winkelman, who helped with the event, said the best part of the day – besides the eating – was “taking care of all the teachers and also meeting new teachers.”
Proceeds from the event went toward monthly field trips the life skills class takes. The class has visited places including the planetarium at Penn State Behrend and the Erie Art Museum.
Check out pics from the luncheon here: