Memories on Memorial Day A soldier’s story, a family’s grief Thank You for your sacrifice Seaman community honors local veterans with special tribute Former PES teacher dies in tragic accident All County Senior Citizens Day celebrated Parks signs with SSCC Soccer Senior Profile: Lexie Bunn Jessie Rodgers Memorial Day services set for county Truly our greatest generation Bertha Lashley Maia Swartz Jessie Rodgers Errors spell the end of Devils’ baseball season Senior Profile: Carry Hayslip Lady Hounds’ season ends with tourney loss to Paint Valley North Adams hosts Youth Volleyball Camp Time to get “Stroke Savvy” OVCTC, GE host Community Service Day 65 years in the pulpit Jamison, Richmond, Minshew conquer second race of 2017 Brushcreek season Manchester’s Cox signs with Rio basketball program Senior Profile: Andrew Weeks A dozen SHAC champions Thomas D Lute Sandra F Schwab Turning something broken into something beautiful Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide One dead, two injured in ATV accident 2017 Graduation Ceremonies West Union Alumni and Friends Educational Fund announces 2017 Scholarship Awards TAG students tour Pennsylvania Commissioners proclaim Older Americans Month Building an anti-drug culture one t-shirt at a time SECTIONAL CHAMPIONS NAES students awarded Science Camp scholarships SSCC’s Associate Degree Nursing program celebrates graduation Bauman selected to National 4-H Congress Lois Pertuset Hazel Nixon Philip L Paeltz Manchester Youth Volleyball Camp begins May 30 Jase Thatcher Figgins’ walk-off winner sends North Adams to Division III sectional finals Lady Hounds top East 10-3 in sectional opener Commissioner Pell, union reps travel to DC Forgotten experience brings back good memories for WUHS seniors Gordon Boldman Local teen injured in jeep accident BCI Investigation underway Rick Arnold Happy Mother’s Day- Do you want food? Robert Hodge Melvin Tipton Lady Dragons Basketball Camp begins May 22 Lady Devils Basketball Camp is May 30-June 1 National Day of Prayer celebrated in county NAES students enjoy day at GABP Car strikes Amish buggy near Winchester Eldon J Shoenleben Farming out life lessons to children and parents Proposed Medicaid changes could cost Adams County millions Annual ‘Redneck Run” returns to Manchester May 13 They really were the best of times West Union hosts Junior High, High School County Track Meets Figgins signs with SSCC Soccer Perfect again! Senior Profile: Caley Grooms James T Hughes Anderson signs with Rio Grande Basketball Senior Profile: Miranda Schiltz Playing for Dad, Part II Lady Indians win SHAC Big School title Danny Bryant Sadie Stamm Franklin E Brayfield Softball, baseball tourney match ups announced Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall coming to Georgetown next week Southern Ohio Genealogical Society offers program on ‘Family History Sources at the Ohio History Center’ Joseph A Johnson Jr Kramer tosses two shutouts in five days Trip to Akron = two more wins for Lady Indians softball Devils blank Dragons in non-conference battle Meade twins part of Rio baseball program Playing for Dad Senior Profile: Madison Welch As Mr. Seas It, for ACOVSD High School graduates We stayed up all night with Bob Clean up of Manchester’s abandoned gas stations continues Ribbon cutting held for canoe/kayak access sites Columbus Industries donates driveway repair to Animal Shelter North Adams Elementary recognizes March Students of the Month Animal Shelter Adoption Center announces new hours of operation Major road construction planned for summer months West Union Elementary honors March Students of the Month Charles D Jordan Betty Ginn Pamela M Hampton Former county sheriff celebrates 80th birthday

CTC Culinary Class competes in state competition

Students bring home the gold and silver

By Patricia Beech

Students from the Culinary Arts Department at the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center recently competed in the Ohio FCCLA competition at the Columbus Culinary Institute and the Ohio State Fairgrounds. Students competed in four categories including: Junior and Senior Representatives for meeting event set ups; Senior Pastry Chef, Senior Garde Manage; and Junior and Senior Culinary Team.

At the beginning of the 2016 students were given packets describing the competition and what they were expected to do. “You have to want this,” said CTC Culinary Arts teacher, Becky Foster. “This competition is above and beyond the student’s curriculum, they still have all their work to do at school while they’re practicing for the competition.”

Students credit Foster for driving them to succeed. They say she “treats us as equals”.  Foster says she won’t ask her students to do anything that she can’t or won’t do, “It allows for a more workable and realistic relationship,” she says.

The only gold medal winner in this year’s competition was senior Elizabeth Nimeskern, who competed in Senior Dining Room Attendant. “I was surprised I won,” she said. “We had to follow the rubric and it was very specific for a very nice dinner table.”

Members of the Junior Culinary Team from the Ohio Valley CTC compete in regional culinary competition.
Members of the Junior Culinary Team from the Ohio Valley CTC compete in regional culinary competition.

Senior Sierra Polley received a silver rating at regional competition and at state competition for her pastry arts tray which was presented on a display built by students in the carpentry program. Sierra plans to attend college and become a physical therapist.

Pastry Arts Junior competitor received a silver rating for her raspberry cake with Chantilly frosting, garnished with fresh raspberries.

Heather Groves competed in Senior Garde Manage (cold kitchen). She was presented a silver medal for her tray of fruits carved into animal shapes. It was her second state competition, and she says she wasn’t nervous at all. She hopes one day to work in a four-star restaurant

Summer Cook competed and won a silver rating in the Junior Dining Room Attendant event. She was required to create table settings in five different styles: Classroom, U-shaped, Theater, Open Square and Conference. “I was really nervous,” she said, but I decided I was just going to go with it.”

Joey McGinnis, Courtney Barbour, and Nakayla Vance received silver ratings for their Senior Meeting Event setup. They prepared a U-shaped dining table during their phase of the competition. “I was so nervous,” said Vance. “The judges kept such a close eye on us, and I couldn’t stop smiling.

McGinnis admits that he too was nervous during their event. “I was really worried about breaking the glasses,” he says. “I just did not want that to happen.” Barbour says that she plans to continue her culinary studies and hopes one day to own her own bakery.

Brandshy Hawkins, Angel Polley, and Sabrina Waits were the Junior Representatives for Meeting Event setup. Each won a silver rating for setting up tables in five different styles.

The three-person Culinary Teams had 90 minutes to prepare an entire meal including smothered chicken, sauteed vegetables, chocolate olive oil cake, and Quinoa. Carrie Hunt, Eddie Troxell, and Chyenne Houchen competed in the Junior team event, and Alex Fitzgerald, Katrina Myers, and Dakota Nehus competed on the Senior Team. Each team member also had to demonstrate three precision knife cuts used by chefs on a regular basis.

Fitzgerald prepared the chicken and the Quinoa. He says he didn’t find the competition difficult, “It’s just cooking,” he said. Alex currently works as a cook for Venture Productions and says he would be happy to remain there until he retires.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© The People's Defender - All rights reserved