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Lee student council creates healthy holiday treats

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During the week prior to the Thanksgiving break, students from the Lee High School Student Council created a healthier alternative to the typical sweets that normally get delivered this time of year.

After researching a holiday craft on the photo-sharing website, Pinterest, Student Council members got the idea to create "coneucopias" filled with treats that were both delicious and nutritious.

The edible cornucopias were made from ice cream sugar cones that were fabricated to resemble a miniature version of the Thanksgiving staple. Instead of simply filling the horns with candy, students chose to include a variety of peanuts, pecans, roasted pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and dried cranberries. A few orange and yellow colored M&Ms were also added, for just a hint of sweetness.

Student Council members assembled the treats and distributed them to teachers and staff of Lee, ISA (International School of the Americas), NESA (North East School of the Arts) and the STEM (Science, Technology and Mathematics) Academy.

Posted on November 22, 2013