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Petition to Bring Back the Cookie

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Petition to Bring Back the Cookie

The petition to bring back the big Otis Spunkmeyer cookies currently has about 250 signatures, at Argyle High School, in Argyle, TX, on October 2, 2018. (Faith Stapleton/The Talon News)

The petition to bring back the big Otis Spunkmeyer cookies currently has about 250 signatures, at Argyle High School, in Argyle, TX, on October 2, 2018. (Faith Stapleton/The Talon News)

The petition to bring back the big Otis Spunkmeyer cookies currently has about 250 signatures, at Argyle High School, in Argyle, TX, on October 2, 2018. (Faith Stapleton/The Talon News)

The petition to bring back the big Otis Spunkmeyer cookies currently has about 250 signatures, at Argyle High School, in Argyle, TX, on October 2, 2018. (Faith Stapleton/The Talon News)

Faith Stapleton, Senior Reporter

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The scent of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies fills the halls as the students pile into their classes, the smell lingers in the air, bringing a warm feeling to the school.

In addition to the new cafeteria for this school year, there were changes to the lunch menu, one of the biggest changes for students and staff alike was the removal of the large Otis Spunkmeyer chocolate chip cookies.  

“Every year that I’ve been in high school so far, they’ve had these really big cookies and they use to sell them warm,” junior Campbell Wilmot said, “Everyone was a huge fan of them, so when they stopped selling them this year everyone was freaking out, saying ‘we need to get those cookies back.’ ”  

The Otis Spunkmeyer cookies were not known around the school for just their taste.

“It would just make your day better and they smelled really good,” Wilmot said, “so every time they baked them in the mornings you could smell it throughout the school.”

The idea for a petition to bring them back came to Wilmot and two other juniors during mega lunch one day.

“We talked about the cookies one day in the lunch line,” Wilmot said. “and asked one of the lunch ladies who works there and she told us if we made a petition, then we could probably get so many people to sign it and probably get the cookies back if we tried hard enough.”

Getting signatures on the petition was an easy task for the group.

“Everyone was so supportive,” Wilmot said. “because everyone loved the cookies just as much as we did, so that’s how we got people to sign it.”    

The petition has 250 signatures from students and staff to bring back the Otis Spunkmeyer cookies. (Faith Stapleton/The Talon News)

Students were not the only ones that showed support to bring the famous cookies back, staff also showed their support.

“I definitely think the support from the administrative staff here will help us a lot because Principal King is very supportive,” Wilmot said.  “Even though Coach King didn’t sign it, he definitely came up and gave us support and said that we should continue to work on it.”  

Wilmot and her friends ended with 250 signatures on the petition and plan to email the head food coordinator as their next step in an attempt to bring the Otis Spunkmeyer cookies back.

“We are taking it one step at a time,” Wilmot said, “so first we are going to scan this and email it to her with a letter about what we are doing and what the petition is about. After that we are just going to see what she says, we might go a step further if we need to. We have had so much support from the staff here, that I feel like we might not have to go that far.”

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Faith Stapleton, Senior Reporter

Faith Stapleton is a senior reporter for The Talon News. This is Faiths fourth year on staff, focussing on news, features, and review writing along with...

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