The Scera Park Elementary School in Orem has been awarded the "Special Tray Award."

The special recognition is given to the school kitchen that has the largest increase in lunch participation during the school year. The award was presented by the Utah School Food Service Association, Timpanogos Chapter.Ilene Carter, director of Food Services for the Alpine School District, praised the school lunch workers for increasing the participation of students by 5 percent over the past few years. "Your commitment and dedication to the students of Alpine School District are a credit to you and the school food service profession," she said.

Receiving the award were Scera Park food service workers Annette Pettigrew, Barbara Haynie, Mary Cox, Hilda Morris and Maggie Farley.