Jeannette student excels in competition
Jeannette High School senior, Nichole Bassegio and Norwin High School senior Nick Fuga were named Gold National Team in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America culinary competition at Seven Springs Resort in Champion.
The team created a strawberry oat bar in the food innovation category.
They received the gold medal and will travel to the FCCLA National Leadership Competition in July in Nashville.
Bassegio, daughter of Leigh and Brian Bassegio of Jeannette, has been competing in culinary arts competition for three years, previously earning silver medals in culinary and food innovations.
She said her time in the culinary department at Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center gave her the basics needed for the future whether she stays in the culinary field or chooses a different route.
“Hard work and dedication ensure the project was perfect,” said Bassegio.
Fuga, son of Paul and Rose Fuga of North Huntingdon, has also competed in culinary arts for three years, previously earning a bronze medal in food innovations and silver medal in life event planning.
He said studying in the culinary department at CWCTC has provided him with valuable experience in how to get things done and to always read over instructions.
“I spent a lot of time researching products similar to ours, then we organized a product testing group to refine out product,” said Fuga.
CWCTC culinary instructor Christie Parks said the pair worked on their project by following an instruction packet as well as a rubic for several days.
They were required to develop a poster of their work and give a presentation on their healthy food choice to judges, added Parks.
“Nichole and Nick showcased their talents winning the gold medal is quite impressive.
“They students represented themselves, their families, sending schools and CWCTC extremely well,” said CWCTC principal Troy Collier.
Kelly Vernon is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-547-5722 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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