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Eastside High School wins state culinary competition

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Several student chefs from Eastside High School will be moving on to the National Competition, after they won the state championship in this weekend’s (3/12-3/13) annual Pro-Start Culinary Teams Competition. The students won in the different team and individual medals, and came back with more than $100,000 in student scholarships. Institute of Culinary Arts Instructor Pamela Morris says their overall enthusiasm made them stand out during the competition. The National Pro-Start Invitational Competition will take place in Kansas City at the end of April.

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