We’ve all seen those old black and white commercials. The ones with women in aprons standing over kitchen stoves. But not at Springville Junior High, where eighth and ninth graders have the opportunity to take foods class. However, they’re not alone with raw ingredients and dangerous tools, they have Mrs. Natalie Luke.
When you walk into foods class, the heavenly aroma of fresh baked goods and flour cling to the air, not the ordinary classroom smell of dusty books and chalk. Mrs. Luke has been teaching foods to eager students for seven years, and loves every hectic minute, “I love the interaction with fun kids who share their lives with me.”
The students don’t make boxed macaroni and cheese or toast, but make everyday meals. From homemade pasta to exotic sweets, these students have it all. They get to trade their text books and homework for food and fun. Mrs. Luke is there to educate them about a variety foods and the proper use of potentially dangerous tools, “I love to teach foods; It’s a skill everyone needs.” Students couldn’t agree more. Ninth-grader Weston King said, “Its fun! Mrs. Luke is a great teacher!”