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Hampton Roads, Va. – Seventeen high school seniors and juniors were awarded $470,000 in scholarships during an awards ceremony at the Western Virginia Beach Town Center.

Good grades and hard work in the kitchen gave three students from Hampton Roads a full-tuition scholarship to culinary schools in New York and North Carolina.

The contest challenged students from around the country to “get the beef off their buns” and create an innovative veggie burger.

Throughout the contest, students were introduced to the Meatless Monday public health initiative.

Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) also announced the Hampton Roads based winner at the ceremony.

Scholarships ranged in value from $500 to more than $100,000 to attend local culinary schools and some of the most prestigious culinary schools in the country.

Here’s a list of the local scholarship recipients:

CHESAPEAKE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Western Branch High School
Mathew Boone, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Culinary Apprenticeship Program, C-CAP Education Scholarship
Grassfield High School
Andrew Prunty, Tidewater Community College Partial-Tuition Scholarship, C-CAP Education Scholarship
Mia Starcher, Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation Scholarship, C-CAP Education Scholarship
 
NORFOLK SCHOOL DISTRICT
Booker T Washington High School
Presh’us Wheeler, Stratford University Scholarship, Tidewater International Foodservice Executives Association Scholarship
Jordan Strebe, CIV Summer Bootcamp Junior Award
 
PORTSMOUTH SCHOOL DISTRICT
Woodrow Wilson High School
Reece Conwell, Culinary Institute of Virginia Partial-Tuition Scholarship for VA, Meatless Monday Scholarship
Tysheena Jenkins, ICC Half-Tuition Scholarship, Tidewater International Foodservice Executives Association Scholarship
Woodrow Wilson & I.C. Norcom High Schools
Qua’Daisha Person, Culinary Institute of Virginia Partial-Tuition Scholarship, Tidewater International Foodservice Executives Association Scholarship
 
VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Tallwood High School
Amanda Rosado, Johnson & Wales Career Exploration Junior Award
VA Beach Tech Center & First Colonial High School
Kira Grimm, Culinary Institute of America (CIA) Full-Tuition Scholarship for the Bachelors Degree, CIA Community College Stipend
VA Beach Tech Center & Green Run High School
Kayla Wise, Johnson & Wales Career Exploration Junior Award
VA Beach Tech Center & Kellam High School
Jordyn Bray, Monroe Summer Bootcamp Junior Award, 2nd Place Winner AICR Recipe Contest
Jarod Clemente, Johnson & Wales University Full-Tuition Scholarship
VA Beach Tech Center & Kempsville High School
Jasmine Lowe, Virginia Beach Chapter of School Nutrition Scholarship, Virginia Beach Restaurant Association Scholarship, Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation
Scholarship, Tidewater International Foodservice Executives Association Scholarship
VA Beach Tech Center & Ocean Lakes High School
Sam Cartwright, Johnson & Wales Career Exploration Junior Award
 
First Colonial High School
T’Asia Jones, Stratford University Scholarship, Tidewater International Foodservice Executives Association Scholarship
Kellam High School
Evan Long, Culinary Institute of America (CIA) Full-Tuition Scholarship for the Associates Degree, CIA Community College Stipend
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