KAYSVILLE, Utah (ABC 4 News) - A group of business-minded students at Davis High School is turning a bad situation into big business by selling sodas to their peers.
The 2,500 students at Davis High School are still adjusting to the new lunch time rule. Some are still surprised to see the vending machines go dark when the lunch bell rings. To receive federal nutrition funding the school can't sell carbonated drinks or certain candy during lunch, but that doesn't mean students aren't getting it.
Davis High School Junior Oliver Schick explained, "Problem is we have a convenience store right down the street and these guys, so kids are getting their soda anyway."
Those guys are a group of juniors who set up a pop stand right outside the cafeteria, just off school property.
Junior Cameron Bettolo said, "We actually almost sold out today. Cameras make people thirsty."
Two sodas for a dollar is a steal, making the young entrepreneurs some money and making their friends very happy. But the boys say it's not all about the money, it's about making a point.
Zack Longson said, "It's just showing that we have a cause that if you take away soda we can still give it to the students. They want soda, so we'll give it to them."
While the students are turning a profit, the school is loosing out. Davis High School Assistant Principal Kathy Evans told ABC 4 News since the vending machines were turned off during lunch, it's cut their profits by half. The money the school is losing out on is extra ash that is used to fund student an teacher recognition programs.