Mix It Up Day

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The lunch table was a place to meet new people at Bowling Green High.

The students had the chance to participate in Mix It Up Day. This is a national initiative to encourage students to sit and talk to other students that they don't know well.

In the lunch line on Tuesday November 14, 2006, the students were given a ticket. Then they were supposed to sit at a corresponding table.

"Since it's random, the chances of them sitting with new people are very high,” said Debbie Isenhower, a teacher at the school.

The purpose of this activity was to encourage the students to meet classmates they didn't know well.

Byron Turner, a freshman, said he heard about this from his older siblings and had the chance to get to know some of his classmates better.

"I kind of knew them, but I didn't really know them. I just new their names and stuff,” said Turner.

The teachers are hoping this activity helps the students break-down social barriers and boundaries.

"As they learn to interact successfully with people from diverse backgrounds here at Bowling Green High School that can only benefit when they leave here,” said Isenhower.

For Byron Turner, he says he found out a lot about his lunch partners.

"It was fun because it turned out that we had a lot in common,” said Turner.

The day was sponsored by the Youth Services Center, Future Educators of America, and Leadership Dynamics.