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    Culinary Students Receive High Honors at State FCCLA Competition
    Senior culinary team advancing to national competition. From left: Cheyenne Thacker, Julia Spondike, Armonni Nixon and Jack Wagner.

    May 18, 2017

    Students from the Culinary Academy recently participated in the state competition of Family Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Eleven students will be advancing to the national competition in July. The names of those students that will be advancing to the next level of the competition are underlined.

    AMHERST
    Madisyn Bollon (Bakery & Pastry Arts) received a gold medal in the Pastry Tray Event

    Mackenzie Duta (Culinary Arts) placed third in the Sports Nutrition Event

    Angela LaRosa (Bakery & Pastry Arts) received a gold medal in the Garde Manger Event

    Hannah Moore (Culinary Arts) placed first in the Career Investigation Event and first in the Garde Manger Event

    Haley Myers (Bakery & Pastry Arts) received a gold medal in the Creative Cake Event

    Andrew Shaffer (Culinary Arts) placed third in the Culinary Team Event

    AVON
    Sean Murphy (Bakery & Pastry Arts) received a gold medal in the Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation Event

    Jack Wagner (Culinary Arts) placed first in the Culinary Team Event and first in the Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation Event

    AVON LAKE
    Erik Kniep (Culinary Arts) placed first in the Applied Culinary Math Event

    BROOKSIDE
    Kailey Kudela (Culinary Arts) placed second in the Product Development Event

    Ariah Rhymes (Bakery & Pastry Arts) received a silver medal in the Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation Event

    Christian Stenzel (Culinary Arts) received a gold medal in the Career Investigation Event

    CLEARVIEW
    Xavier Speckhart (Culinary Arts) placed third in the Culinary Team Event

    ELYRIA
    Zarriah Bobbit (Culinary Arts) placed second in the Product Development Event

    Alaya Hill (Bakery & Pastry Arts) received a gold medal in the Creative Cake Event

    Armonni Nixon (Culinary Arts) placed first in the Culinary Team Event

    Brandon Swain (Bakery & Pastry Arts) received a silver medal in the Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation Event

    Cheyenne Thacker (Culinary Arts) placed first in the Culinary Team Event and placed second in the Applied Culinary Math Event

    MIDVIEW
    Brandon Kilgore (Culinary Arts) received a gold medal in the Job Interview Event

    Justine Ratusz (Culinary Arts) placed second in the Food Innovation Event

    Rebecca Rhodehammel (Culinary Arts) placed first in the Entrepreneurship Event

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE
    CJ Howard (Culinary Arts) received a gold medal in the Website Design Event and placed third in the Culinary Team Event

    Andrew Ripley (Culinary Arts) placed first in the Sports Nutrition Event

    WELLINGTON
    Alicia Davis (Bakery & Pastry Arts) received a gold medal in the Garde Manger Event

    Hannah Staffeld (Culinary Arts) placed third in the Food Innovations Event

    OHIO VIRTUAL ACADEMY
    Julia Spondike (Culinary Arts) placed first in the Culinary Team Event and second in the Career Investigation Event

    FCCLA is a nonprofit national career and technical organization for students in family and consumer sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life -- planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making and interpersonal communication -- necessary in the home and workplace. Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, teen violence and career exploration.