Williston's new high school lunchroom staff holds test run of cafeteria

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With the opening of Williston's new high school just days away, lunchroom staff held a test run of the cafeteria Friday afternoon.

Anticipation to start the year in a brand new school is growing.

"I'm really excited for it this year. I'm really excited to see what we can do with the new school. Classes, excited to see what this freshman class can come in doing, excited to see what the seniors can go out doing," said Megan Jorgenson, junior.

To make sure everything is in order for the first day, lunchroom staff held a soft opening this afternoon.

"It's going really well. We're really happy, everyone seems to be happy, we're getting an idea of what works, what doesn't work. It's been a fun day so far," said Lynelle Johnson, food service director.

Students, staff and construction workers were all invited out to taste some items the school will provide this year.

"We wanted to give the construction workers a thank you for working on this building for so long and we thought it would be a fun way to give a tribute back to them, come and eat free lunch on the school," said Johnson.

Construction crews really appreciated the gesture.

"It means a lot, it lets us know they accept our appreciation and all that. So, we stay dedicated to our work and as long as we stay dedicated, everything comes out alright," said Justin Bell, painter.

And the students that sampled the food were pretty impressed.

"I think it's amazing. It kind of looks like a resturaunt, which is kind of what I was hoping for," said Xachious Shriver, senior.

Lunchroom staff say they ironed out the kinks today and they are ready to go for the first day of school.

The first day of school is Wednesday