The Scraps: Golden Apple, the Queen and food trucks

In this first episode of The Scraps, Bee and Lydia discuss a local Golden Apple nominee, the Queen of England’s heath, and Incubator EDU’s solution to unhealthy eating

Bee Myers and Lydia Lawrence


The Scraps is a podcast that spotlights past pitches that weren’t picked up. To listen to the podcast, press the play button above, or head to the Messenger’s Soundcloud page.

Corzo nominated for a Golden Apple Award

On Dec. 3 of this year, one of Upper Campus’s teachers, Spanish instructor Otto Corzo, was nominated for a Golden Apple awards, one of the country’s most prestigious awards for educations. Corzo said the details of his nomination were not disclosed to him, but he knows he could’ve been nominated by a student, colleague, parent, or just a member of the community. “I remember walking in the parking lot of the Upper Campus when I received the email,” Corzo added. “I stopped and read the email in its entirety. I was grateful for the nomination and surprised.”

The Queen conquers COVID, despite internet misinformation

The Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Feb. 20. Although she recovered after two weeks, the public quickly jumped to conclusions regarding her health — even those in the media and entertainment industry. The tabloid Hollywood Unlocked made the false claim of the Queen officially being pronounced dead, which spread like wildfire, sending everyone who came across it into a frenzy. They later followed up Instagram post apologizing for the confusion and misinformation — and even followed-up with an article titled “10 Reasons We Thought Queen Elizabeth II Was Dead.”

Incubator EDU pitches food truck business

Students in Incubator EDU class have start planning a food truck business. The students had to think of a problem and solution as a business idea. The problem they identified, according to teacher Tim Kirk, was that there are not enough food trucks with healthy options. This has been the third year this class has run and the third problem they have sought a solution for. Though the class will not purchase an actual food truck, they are pitching it as a “Shark Tank” idea that will be put into action on May 9 alongside other ideas from around the McHenry County run by MCC.