Monday, November 18, 2013

Congratulation to our NH Healthy Meals Contest Winners!

On November 9, six of our Culinary Arts students competed in the NH Healthy Meals Contest. They worked hard and spent all day prepping their dishes for the judges. In the end all their hard work paid off and we could not be prouder! 

NH Healthy Meals Challenge: create a healthy side dish that meets USDA nutrition guidelines and uses NH grown orange vegetables like: Carrots, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Butternut, Acorn or Hubbard Squashes

How was it judged? The recipes were judged on nutrient content, cost, taste, use of local ingredient(s) and presentation. Recipes needed to feed 6 people but had to be able to be scaled up to feed 25 to 50 people. The nutrition content of each recipe needed to be provided and had to include sodium, fat, calories, and portion sizes. Local ingredients also needed to be identified. The entries were  judged by members of the SNA, media, farmers, students and others.

*Extra points were awarded for those recipes that included orange vegetables grown in New Hampshire:

Butternut Squash
Sweet Potatoes
Acorn Squash
Hubbard Squash

In addition they also had to abide by these Recipe Guidelines:

1. Side dish recipes will contain NO trans fat
2. Side dish recipes will contain NO added sodium
3. A single serving will have < 175 calories
4. A single serving will cost < .45

Our culinary students did a fantastic job and the judges thought the same!

First PlaceNate Hollis (CHS) Created a Mt. Washington Apple 
Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash.

Tied for Second Place 
 Team of Andy Saffian, (CHS) Hunter Lemay, (JSRHS) & Miranda Arris, (JSRHS) 


Tyler Raczkowski (JSRHS)


Fourth PlaceAlyssa Pepin (CHS) Created a Concord Kadoo (African Braised Pumpkin)

Update: Youth Arts Leadership Governors Arts Award

A few weeks back we posted a story congratulating our graphic arts student Pedro for receiving a letter stating he was to receive the Youth Arts Leadership Governors Arts Award. Here is our update to that story.

Below you can see Pedro accepting his award and giving a thank you speech at the recent award ceremony. We also learned this was the first year they have offered this award, what an honor to be the first recipient.

What is the criteria for the award you ask?

Youth Arts Leadership Award: Recognizes a high school-aged student who has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and initiative by developing and/or implementing an arts-based project in any discipline (music, visual arts, crafts, film making, writing, poetry, etc.) that directly impacted a community in New Hampshire by strengthening the community’s identity, increasing local engagement in the arts, or by reaching under served populations in the community. The recipient must currently be a student at a public or private high school or be an equivalent high school-aged youth who is being homeschooled.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Come get pampered at our Future Professionals open salon night!

Dear Friends & Family:

Our Future Professionals would like to invite you to an evening of fun and glamour on:

Wednesday, November 20, from 3:30pm – 5:30pm
At the Crimson Creations Salon
located in the Student Center
 at Concord High School

During this time, the seniors will be providing the following hair and nail salon services.  There will be a $5.00 charge for each salon service.
Scalp Massage
Shampoo & Condition
Curl/Flat Iron
Polish Change & Nail Art
Paraffin Hand Dip
Blunt Haircut
Long Layered Haircut

We look forward to seeing you!

Ms. Kimberly & the Senior Cosmetology Class 2014

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

National Leadership Award

Congratulation To Brittany W!

The CRTC family would like to give another big Congratulations to our Culinary Arts senior Brittany! 
Brittany was the only student in New Hampshire to receive this award and we are beyond proud of her for this accomplishment.
Keep up the great work and we will be on the look out to see what leadership roles you will find yourself in, in the future.