Students and student orginazations receiving honors and awards
Guilford Technical Community College (N.C.) culinary students are national champions. The GTCC team, made up of five culinary arts students, claimed the national title in the Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl on July 27. The competition was part of the American Culinary Federation National Convention in Kansas City. Missouri. This is GTCC’s first national win in the competition. The GTCC team also won a silver medal for the most points scored per round. The fast-pace “Jeopardy”-style contest featured challenging culinary, baking, nutrition, sanitation and math questions drawn from five nationally published textbooks for culinary professionals. The GTCC team is comprised of Alexia D’Egidio (captain), Jessica Bower, Jeffrey Craddock, Aisha Boston and Michael Nasrallah. Patrick Sanecki, assistant professor of culinary arts, and Linda Beitz, associate professor of hospitality management, coached the team.
Windward Community College’s (Hawaii) student newspaper, Ka ‘Ohana (the family), has garnered another first place national award from the Ameri can Scholastic Press Association. The newspaper has ranked among the top winners in the ASPA competition for the past 19 years. Ka ‘Ohana scored 930 out of 1,000 possible points for the first place category and was recognized by the judges as “an excellent school newspaper, which shows the creativity and journalistic knowledge of your staff.” The competition recognizes excellence and provides feedback in content, page design, general plan, art, editing and creativity. Ka ‘Ohana is produced by students in WCC’s newspaper lab and news writing courses. The classes provide hands-on training in the entire news gathering process — from writing articles to graphic design, photography and website management. Ka ‘Ohana has also served as a springboard to the state’s coveted and highly competitive Society of Professional Journalists summer internships. For 2012 and 2013, two WCC student journalists were among an elite group of interns selected, mostly from four-year colleges and universities.