Laker Popcorn Company follows business model to provide SLHS treat

by Truman Ross, Features

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Every Thursday, Lakers can smell the luscious buttery aroma wafting through the halls, where they anxiously wait for the clock to hit 10:11 a.m. so they can pull out a shiny quarter to hand over for a bag of scrumptious popcorn.

As many students know, Laker Popcorn is second to none. This is empirically proven by the long lines during both first and second lunches, lines that students wait in cordially.

There are things popping for the Spring Lake Popcorn Company, and it’s not just the kernels.

The Popcorn Troop is led by Mrs. Alison Klynstra, who works tirelessly to help the students behind the operation accomplish their goals. “It teaches the students teamwork and cooperation skills,” Klynstra said, “something that I believe is important in their learning experience.”

Mrs. Klynstra has the students doing much more than popping kernels, however. She has students doing everything from rolling coins to calculating net profits, and everything in between. The Popcorn Company runs like a real business.

The students have big plans with these aforementioned profits. The money goes to organizations such as The People Center, it goes towards funding field trips for the students, and it goes toward supplies for the company itself. The students are tremendously proud to be a part of something that benefits not only the students and school, but the community as well.

Popcorn Company “employee” Trenton Breitwisch said, “I like spending time selling popcorn for people and spending the profit in good ways.”

But they’re not just learning business skills, either. When asked about her favorite part of the company, Tiffany Smith said, “Meeting all the nice students who like the popcorn, as well as stepping out of my comfort zone.”

These connections between students that might not always spend time together during the school day are what make the Popcorn Company so important. “Different groups go at different lunches,” said part time Popcorn Co. employee and full time student, Junie Carlen. “So we all get to see the different people.”

The customers love to see the popcorn workers, too. The quarter spent for a bag of delicious popcorn gets the buyer much more than just a lunchtime snack; it gets them the joy of meeting new students, funding a great cause, and unifying the student body as a whole.

The smiling faces that greet Spring Lake students every Thursday at 10:11 and again at 11:29 are just one of many things that make Spring Lake High School such a great place to be. Make sure to bring a quarter next time the Popcorn Company breaks out the kettle, for it would support not only the company, but other organizations and groups around the area.

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