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NJ.COM Interview

This teen wants to pay off N.J. students' lunch debts.


By Avalon Zoppo, njadvancemedia.com

SUMMIT -- Summit teen Keertana Talla watched in confusion as administrators at her previous New York school slapped bracelets on her peers in the cafeteria to mark those that had racked up unpaid school lunch debts. Talla, 15, who is now a sophomore at the Kent Place School in Summit, said that once she learned the meaning behind the bracelets, she was determined to do something to stop the so-called "lunch shaming."click here for full interview.

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WNEP 16 interview

Teen Raises Over $10K to Pay Off Other Students’ Debt, Combat ‘Lunch Shaming’

BY TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE, WNEP News

SUMMIT, N.J. — A New Jersey high school student has raised thousands of dollars to pay off the lunch debts of students at other schools after she says she was disturbed by the so-called "lunch shaming" she saw at her previous school, according to the Jersey Journal. "Students are put to work. So they have to clean tables and mop the floors to pay for their lunch,” 16-year-old Keertana Talla, who now attends Kent Place School in New Jersey, told WPIX..""click here for full interview.

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FOX 43 Interview

Teen raises over $10K to pay off other students’ debt, combat ‘lunch shaming’

By BY TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE, FOX 43

SUMMIT, N.J. — A New Jersey high school student has raised thousands of dollars to pay off the lunch debts of students at other schools after she says she was disturbed by the so-called "lunch shaming" she saw at her previous school, according to the Jersey Journal. "Students are put to work. So they have to clean tables and mop the floors to pay for their lunch,” 16-year-old Keertana Talla, who now attends Kent Place School in New Jersey, told WPIX..""click here for full interview.