Leadership Hosts an Outstanding Ode to Corn

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Corn Day, a unique M-A tradition, celebrates a centuries-long staple crop in fabulously fun fashion. Last Thursday, students gathered on the Green in yellow, green, and western-themed outfits to participate in a variety of corn-inspired activities like cornhole and enjoy delicious treats including corn dogs, esquites (grilled street corn), cornbread, and popcorn. 

Junior Kaitlyn Harding, one of the event coordinators, explained, “We thought it was a really fun, random way to bring our school together.” 

Preparation for Corn Day began in January. Harding said, “Most Leadership classes we spent working with the committee planning the budget, activities, and the spirit days to go along with it.”

Leadership partnered with the LUMA club to bring esquites—a traditional Mexican food—to Corn Day. The club had a table set up with a warm pot of esquites and additional toppings like tajin. Senior Yaritza Elizondo, LUMA’s co-president, explained, “You can find esquites being sold on the corner of the street, so we decided it would be fun to bring them to school and represent our culture.”

Leadership also handed out free popcorn to students. Junior Lainey Egnal, who helped distribute popcorn, said, “I love Corn Day because everyone is super excited, the sun is shining, and there is so much delicious food.

Leadership teacher Michael Amoroso said, “I appreciate all the students in Leadership and all the students that are out here appreciating corn.” 

Avery is a senior in her first year of writing for the Chronicle. She seeks out stories that highlight student life on campus and runs the Galles Guide. In her free time, she likes to spend time with family and friends, often at the beach!

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