Jim Hill Scholar Prepares Lunch for Student Body and JPS Administration
April 21, 2022
Jim Hill High Scholar Janiyah White prepared a soul-food lunch for her fellow peers and members of the JPS administration on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. The day’s menu consisted of crispy fried chicken, yams, greens, her famous Mississippi macaroni and cheese, and cornbread.
During the 2020 quarantine, Janiyah started a catering business and restaurant called Thee Flavor Trap out of the necessity to put her talents to good use while staying safe at home. “I look at it in a positive way because I am a teenager, just like the rest of the teenagers out there, and sometimes it can be hard trying to stay on track or stay on course, and it’s very easy to get sidetracked. So, you have to put your focus and attention on something you know you can do,” said Janiyah. Today, her brand reaches over 16,000 people per day on social media.
Once JPS Nutrition Executive Director Marc Rowe learned of Janiyah and her brand, she was allocated $5000 to prepare lunch for her classmates with assistance from Jim Hill’s Child Nutrition Team. The funds were used to purchase equipment and ingredients.
“It’s evidence of what we do as a school and community and how we build opportunities, said Jim Hill Principal Bobby D. Brown. “Once we see that students have burning passions, we give them all the support. I think people should know that Jackson Public Schools is on the rise again, and we are trending in the right direction.”