Washington Jesuit Academy’s Etiquette Lunch Featured on Local News
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With a 12-hour-day, 11-months-a-year school schedule, students at Washington Jesuit Academy in the nation’s capitol have a rigorous curriculum, but not all their lessons are learned in the classroom. WRC-TV, the local NBC affiliate in Washington, D.C., recently reported on a group of seventh graders from the school who received an etiquette lesson over lunch.
Their volunteer etiquette teacher, Marianne Brennan, a former D.C. police officer, helped the students navigate the dos and don’ts of dining.
Washington Jesuit Academy focuses on educating low-income children, and lessons such as these give them confidence, the students say. “It’s like learning respect, and when you have respect, people will treat you nicely,” said one student of the special lunchtime lesson.
Watch the segment from NBC Washington below to learn more.