Tri-Cities ROP Advanced Culinary Arts Students Among “100 High School Students America Needs to Know About''

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April 02, 2019
WHITTIER, CA (April 2) – Tri-Cities ROP, a career technical education program serving El Rancho Unified and Whittier Union High School Districts, is proud to announce that two of their Advanced Culinary Arts students attending El Rancho High School were selected among those named as “100 High School Students America Needs to Know About.”
Seniors Ariana Campos and Kassandra Saldana were chosen for this honor by Workforce Career Readiness from thousands of nominated students.
Ariana and Kassandra are members of the ERHS Culinary Arts Club - the largest club on campus. Members of this club routinely and selflessly give back to their schoolmates and community by volunteering to work special events, including the annual "Feeding the Homeless" on Thanksgiving Day and rising at dawn to prepare a pancake breakfast to students with Perfect Attendance.
These young chefs are not only talented inside the kitchen, they are both gifted athletes (Ariana on the Varsity Swim Team; Kassandra Varsity Captain on the Track and Field Throwers Team), and they are listed on the Principal's Honor Roll. Ariana plans to pursue communications, specifically in cinema and digital arts; while Kassandra intends to pursue a degree in biology and ultimately become a doctor.
Their instructor, Chef David Luna, described Ariana as a "culinary genius," and Kassandra as "an outstanding team leader with amazing leadership skills."  Tri-Cities ROP Superintendent Tracie Zerpoli commented, "Ariana and Kassandra, you’ve made your teacher and all of us at Tri-Cities ROP very proud.  We see only continued success in your future!"
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