Straight-A student Rami Makarem, 11, had three words to say as his fork was poised over two pancakes on the paper plate Friday morning before class.
“They taste delicious,” said the Jordan Middle School sixth-grader.
The event was the annual “A's Breakfast,” and 750 students who earned an A on their report card were treated to a pancake breakfast beginning at 6:45 a.m., said Principal Stacy Cashman.
Administrators, teachers, secretaries, instructional assistants and custodians all did their part to make the students feel special.
“Students love watching their teachers flip pancakes,” Cashman said. “They feel appreciated and honored for their academic achievements.”
The estimate of pancakes served was 1,500, said culinary arts teacher Doreen Wydra, who stepped in to run the event for teacher Terri Kim who is on maternity leave.
Students appreciated the recognition.
“It's fun!” said eighth-grader Ariel Ramirez, 13, who earned three A's. “They make good pancakes and it's free.”