Cyber Café is a new addition at AVRTHS

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Senior Leadership students Laurie DeMars and Jaclyn Orangio, both of Maynard, serve waffles, fruit skewers, and hot paninis at the newly opened Cyber Café in the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Media Center. Photo/Submitted

Marlborough – Students in the Senior Leadership Class at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School have taken on a new challenge as part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 grant which encourages students to eat a healthy breakfast.

The students will be offering morning fare such as waffles, muffins, fruit, paninis, yogurt parfaits, and juices in the newly developed Cyber Cafe in the school's Media Center. Bistro tables, booths reminiscent of diners, and funky artwork give the area an upbeat flair.

With help from Superintendent/Director Mary Jo Nawrocki, students shopped for wall art, sculptures and accessories that would create the right atmosphere, and held a soft opening for a small group.

Dean of Students Jerry Gahagan purchases a healthy breakfast from seniors Jess Pomerleau and Meghan McMahon, both of Marlborough, at the newly developed Cyber Café at the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Media Center while Social Studies teacher Peter Collins looks on. Photo/Submitted

“Luckily we tried this on a small scale to start with, because we blew all the fuses in the Media Center on our first attempt with the Panini grills,” laughed Nawrocki, “but that didn's stop everyone from enjoying a healthy breakfast in a comfortable setting. We'sl get the technical issues taken care of before the grand opening!”

Students hope to be open on a regular basis in a few weeks.