Having double vision? Nope, just our twins in food services!


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Sarah Head (left) and Karah Shattuck serve hundreds of meals daily.

Tyson Head, Staff Writer

You hear the door slam behind you as you enter the St. Louis High School. In the main hallway, you see a bunch of kids. Everyone studies you, trying to figure out who you are before you even get a chance to say a word. Yet, there is another way; you see an open door with food on shelves and a friendly looking lady. First, the lady greets you as you grab your breakfast. Then as you go to check out, you see the same lady waiting to mark you down. You’re not seeing double, you’re seeing the twin sisters who prepare food for the school.

Sarah Head and Karah Shattuck are twins who prepare over 100 meals for the SLHS students. This is no small feat! According to Head, “It’s pretty hard to make all these lunches, especially because there is only so much time between breakfast and lunch.” Obviously, these ladies love their jobs. According to Shattuck, “My favorite part of the job is interacting with students.” 

Some kids, however, don’t seem to appreciate these women as much as they should. Some even outright disrespect them! According to both the ladies, “If a student does something bad, we will usually talk to them about it. And if it’s really bad, we’ll report it to the Mr. Huff and the office.” One would assume this would rarely happen to such nice ladies.

Not every part of their job is a highlight though. According to Head, “My least favorite part of the job is when kids come to school hungry, and you can tell they don’t have much food at home.” On the other hand, Shattuck’s least favorite part of the job is mopping the floor. 

These ladies work really hard with Head arriving at 5:30 a.m. and Shattuck arriving at 6:30 a.m. Both women leave at 1:00 p.m. All in all, these ladies work hard every day to make sure the SLHS students eat breakfast and lunch. So next time you grab yourself some breakfast, make sure to thank them. Afterall, you know what they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.