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High school students serve up some appreciation

Students from Elliot Lake Secondary School served yogurt to hospital staff at St. Joseph's General Hospital

Elliot Lake Secondary School (ELSS) students were busy Thursday at the local hospital serving up yogurt to staff in appreciation of National Nursing Week.

The event was designed to show appreciation for frontline hospital staff for their ongoing work with patients at Elliot Lake’s St. Joseph’s General Hospital and with the different work they faced during the more than two years of pandemic with special equipment and protocols they worked with.

“The Hospitality and Tourism Specialist High Skills Major program at ELSS served made-to-order frozen yogurt to staff at SJH,” said teacher Mitch Landriault. “Students were sharing their appreciation for the great work that our healthcare professionals do.”

They offered a diverse yogurt menu at no cost to the staff which was welcomed in the warm weather.

Students in the program work towards certification and training throughout the semester as well as taking part in many experiential activities like this one.

“We (students grade 11 and 12) served up 300 servings of frozen yogurt.

The program's frozen yogurt concession trailer is used for customer service training and special events. 



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