Students saute their way to victory

"This is a wonderful opportunity for the kids thanks to Mrs. Babin," said Jackson. "Every dish was wonderful."

"It was wonderful. It showed how much kids at this age can do," said George.

"It was exciting," said Schalmont Superintendent Dr. Valerie Kelsey, "I'm very impressed in what the kids could do, all four dishes were excellent."

In the end, there could only be one winner, and first place went to Toma and Vanosky for their linguini and broccoli dish, which beat out Noga and Chrysler's linguini combination for top prize, with the rustica taking third and tortellini with fresh vegetables taking fourth.

"The competition was great," said Toma who said that he and his teammate's heart's stopped when he first heard the other team's linguini announced but was relieved when he and Vanosky won the competition.

"I liked everyone's [dishes], everyone's were great," said Vanosky.

Each team won a candy cane for their accomplishments that day, with third through first also being presented a ribbon. The top chefs were also given garlic pasta sauce for their accomplishments.


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