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Junior Earns Spot in Culinary Nationals

Junior Earns Spot in Culinary Nationals

Congratulations to West Shore Career-Tech junior Culinary Arts student Sophia Kowalski, who has qualified for the 2023 FCCLA National Leadership Conference Baking and Pastry competition in Denver in July.


Sophia competed at the regional and state competitions and qualified for the nationals in April. She then scored in the top 30 in the country on the online American Culinary Federation/NOCTI baking exam, a new qualification requirement this year, and will compete against 30 students from around the country in Denver for culinary scholarship opportunities.

All competitors at the event, to be held July 1-6, will prepare the same recipes and will be judged on sanitation, production, presentation, time management, professionalism and most of all taste! 

Sophia has made us so proud already by continually meeting the next challenge, whatever it is and doing what she loves! We can't wait to see what she does next!