By Jolie Denton, Missouri

Co-Layout Editor

During CONA, delegates get hungry on breaks even if the breaks are not for a meal.  Missouri delegate Hanna Hightower decided to fix this problem on Sunday night after the final round of First Committee with two jars of jam, one large jar of peanut butter, and two loaves of bread.

While at Lee Hall, Hightower was able to meet new people and see old faces. Patrick Reagan from the Ohio delegation met Hightower last year (2011), during both of their first years at CONA. When I asked what he thought about seeing her at Lee Hall making delegates peanut butter and jelly, Reagan said, “It didn’t shock me. Hannah is a very friendly person so I thought she’d do this like last year”.

As a member of the Missouri delegation, other members have gotten to know Hightower and why she loves to make to make sandwiches for people. Mary Cate O’Brien, another delegate from Missouri who helped Hightower with making the sandwiches, said, “I was incredibly excited to help and I knew it was going to happen and I immediately took a knife, jam, bread, and peanut butter to start helping”.

In Hightower’s own words, “for most of us, peanut butter and jelly was a childhood staple. It’s such a beautifully simple and delectable treat! Just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it’s any less enjoyable or has any less sentimental value. I’ll make anything that makes people happy.”

As for delegates with peanut allergies, Hightower explained, “there are several alternatives for peanut butter – my personal favorite is honey or flavored soy-nut-butter”.

As a last note from Hightower, she explains how to make a perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Hightower explains, “The perfect sandwich relies heavily on an ideal peanut butter-to-jelly ratio. While I find 50-50 to be a massive success, do whatever makes you happy. That being said, go grab some milk, and make a sandwich. Or just find me and I’ll be happy to help you out!”

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