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High school students compete in California culinary competition

April 8, 2011 |  1:23 pm

BreadStudent bakers, including Michael Hayes from Banning High School at left, are among the student contestants in the competition this weekend held by the California Assn. FHA-HERO -- an organization that supports young people interested in careers in home economics and technology.

The Fresno competition includes culinary and business presentations. And the students competing have already won regional competitions.

“Participation in competitive events such as these gives home economic students the confidence, motivation and experience to be successful in the workplace,” said Patricia A. Scott, LAUSD teacher expert in the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and School Support.

WeddingFive Los Angeles Unified School District high schools will take part in the competition: Banning, El Camino Real, Kennedy, Santee Educational Complex and Wilson. At right is Lipsa Rosales, a Banning High School student with the wedding cake she made.

FHA-HERO uses just the acronym. In the 1970s, the organization was called California Assn. Future Homemakers of America-Home Economics Related Occupations.

-- Mary MacVean

Photos: Los Angeles Unified School District