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Mead Alternative Students Learn Lessons Through Burritos

Mexican was on the menu earlier Wednesday at Mead Alternative School. The 3rd annual burrito making contest dubbed "The Burrito Throwdown" pitted student and burritos against each other.

Teams were judged on use of local products, organic foods used, presentation, nutritional value and most importantly taste.

Teachers and students say it's a great way to learn while having fun. Students had fun while learning at the same time.

"I'd have to say that this event was pretty fun because we got to look for all the foods ourselves. And put what nutritional facts we had with them. And we got to be able to cook them ourselves and most of the work was because of the kids," said student Bryan Nesbit.

This year's winning team made the "Chupcabra Burrito." It's a breakfast burrito that included: goose and duck eggs, spinach, onions and pepper jack cheese.

Mead Alternative has been operating for 20 years in the mead school district and is described by staff as a non-traditional learning environment for students, where hands on learning is a vital component of the curriculum.

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