This group of young men nailed the table setting portion of the seminar.
While the rest of the student body at Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond spent Wednesday, April 13 back in the high school building taking their SATs and PSATs, the senior class of ALAH were busy attending a Senior Etiquette Workshop at the Arthur United Methodist Church followed by lunch at Yoder’s Kitchen.
A large portion of the morning was spent with Kim Morrison, University of Illinois Extension Office, who shared ideas as to what to include in a resume and gave the students advice on how to dress for and conduct themselves in an interview.
The group also talked about how to conduct themselves in public, table manners and how to set a table, something that many may not realize is a skill that may come in handy in life.
After Kim’s presentation, Janelle Rafferty and Darcy Singer, teachers and senior class sponsors went over a list of dates for cap and gown delivery, prom r.s.v.p., senior trip paperwork and dates for trip (April 30-May 5), among other things required of the seniors before graduation.
Also students were reminded of dates for Honors Night (May 11), Baccalaureate (May 15) visits to the grade schools (May 18) and, most importantly graduation (May 27).
After their morning at the church, the seniors headed out to Yoder’s Kitchen for lunch where they were able to put to use some of the skills learned earlier that morning. At Yoder’s they were joined by 33 adult members of the community who were there to help them learn how to feel comfortable sharing a meal and engaging in conversation. These community members were paired up with two students each. There were business people, ministers, farmers, teachers, school administrators and others from all walks of life.