PRESS RELEASE: May 22, 2012
CONTACT: Sharon Gomez, Program Director, High School Inc. Academies, Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce, (714) 541-5353, x.118
Three High School Inc. Students Win at National Culinary Competition
High School Inc., workforce development students put skills to the test
SANTA ANA – Ashley Blanco, Alejandro Hernandez and Ivan Lopez, senior Culinary Arts and Hospitality students in the High School Inc. Academies at Valley High School, were first-place winners in a recent competition in Washington, D.C. The team cooked a healthy meal that teens across American have indicated they would like to eat at their school cafeteria.
This was part of a national organization that promotes healthy eating in schools to lower childhood obesity that is prevalent in the poor neighborhoods of Santa Ana and others across the nation. The Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce began its High School Inc. program five years ago in an effort to build a stronger economic base by empowering youth to train for careers before they graduate from high school. Continue reading