Chick-fil-A manager speaks to senior class

Amanda Graziano, Opinion Editor

Chick-fil-A cows grazed on campus Wednesday, Nov. 30.  Multitudes of small “eat mor chikin” mascots were handed out to students in religion teacher Christopher Yeung’s Social Justice classes.

Abingdon Chick-fil-A owner Michael McFerren was able to talk to each of Yeung’s Social Justice classes throughout the day.

A couple of weeks ago, Yeung went to the Abingdon Chick-fil-A to try to get them to sponsor the Christian Music Challenge that he was running with  his Social Justice classes.  The Christian Music Challenge set a goal to listen to Christian music 90 percent of the time for three months.  Chick-fil-A not only decided to sponsor it, but also decided to send its owner to speak to each of Yeung’s classes.

McFerren, who also owns the Chick-fil-A in University of Delaware, spoke about his religious views and how they led him to become the owner at Chick-fil-A.  He described how the restaurant chain incorporates religion into everything they do.  This ranges from being closed on Sundays to having all of the employees say, “my pleasure” after someone says, “thank you.”

Even though none of Yeung’s classes completed the Christian Music Challenge, they still received a consolation prize from Chick-fil-A.  They each got to take home their own stuffed Chick-fil-A cow mascot.

According to McFerren, even though the majority of students didn’t complete the challenge, he was still excited about coming.  “I jumped at the opportunity, any chance I get to talk to young folks.  I would love to do it more,” McFerren said.

Students enjoyed having McFerren come and talk to them.  “I really liked it.  I thought it was good.  He was a cool guy,” senior Maria Edwards said.

Amanda Graziano is an Opinion Editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.