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Porter Ridge High School culinary students cooking up success photo

Porter Ridge High School culinary students cooking up success

Students in Porter Ridge High School’s Culinary Academy are getting real-world experience, which should help them attain a career in the field of culinary arts. Chef Elaine Templeton, the academy’s instructor, explained that the academy is made up of three classes: Intro to Culinary Arts; Culinary I; and Culinary II. Classes are limited to 20 students. Each week, students are assigned a specific duty and those change weekly. Students learn everything from wait staff skills – how to handle a buffet line, meeting clients and being able to properly serve a plate – to actual food prep duties and the culinary skills needed to have a successful kitchen. Pictured, from left, is Martin Fregoso, and Hallie Gaskill, both 18-year-old seniors.

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Amanda McDevitt Named Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction photo

Amanda McDevitt Named Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction

On October 8, 2014, Educator Amanda McDevitt of Porter Ridge High School in Indian Trail, NC was selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). McDevitt was nominated by her former student sophomore Ashley Chorney for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the classroom. Student members of NSHSS have the opportunity to nominate an educator who has made the most significant contribution to their academic career. The Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award recognizes role models who have made a lasting difference in their classroom by encouraging students to strive for excellence. 

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