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Story by Cameron Davis | Student Journalist

Rodney Peete Mixes the Perfect Ingredients and Changes the Pinkberry Menu
NEW ORLEANS–What is your favorite flavor of frozen yogurt? Perhaps you like traditional popular flavors like vanilla, strawberry or lemon lime. What if you could change the name and taste of the yogurt and milk mixture and have the support of Pinkberry?

For Rodney Peete, it’s not a “what if” dream. The 17-year-old actually has his own flavor on PinkBerry’s menu. “It’s called, “When the Knights Go Marching In,” said Peete. The salute to the school’s mascot is all part of the Los Angeles-based company’s rules and regulations for all high school students competing for the top prize, $1,250 scholarship. “I got the idea with the help of our counselors Mrs. Guillion and Mrs. Reese,” said Peete.

The Swirly Scholarship Contest rules require high school students selected to compete to honor its school’s mascot when naming the flavor and blend a frozen yogurt on the menu with two toppings. Peete combines a chocolate hazelnut base frozen yogurt, topped with caramel chocolate chips, and cheesecake bites. “I want to share my yogurt creation with the public… People will enjoy my flavor combination, I hope they take a chance and try it out.” Peete added.

Every year Pinkberry offers a scholarship to students in Louisiana with rewards starting at $250 for third place, $500 for second place, and $1,250 for first place. Seniors at Sacred Heart, Saint Scholastic, Drexel Prep, Ursuline Warren Easton, Cabrini, and Isidore Newman are Peete’s competition, competing for that top prize. “If I win, I may invest it in buying something for college like a backpack, computer cases, just put it in my pockets for college,” Peete said.

To help him beat the competition it’s very important for everyone to buy the flavor or mention St. Augustine High School at any New Orleans area Pinkberry. If enough people order Peete’s flavor, the school could win a Pinkberry party. At the moment, Peete is in fifth place. Mark your calendars. The scholarship competition ends Jan. 14.

Story by Cameron Davis | Student Journalist

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