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The North Providence Breeze 06-13-2018

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JUNE 13-19, 2018 IN OUR SCHOOLS 11 BREEZE PHOTOS BY NICOLE DOTZENROD The William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School culinary team pose with a three-course meal they prepared in under an hour during a competition. From left are FABIAN VARGAS of North Providence, holding the sea scallop appetizer; ALEXIA GUZMAN of Providence; BRITNEY FERNANDEZ, of North Providence, with the main course, pan-seared duck breast with vegetables; and VICTORIA CARRION, of Pawtucket, who displays a white chocolate raspberry mousse for dessert. Davies culinary students earn spot in nation's top 10 LINCOLN – A team of four stu- dents from the William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School took the floor of the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence April 28, to represent the state in the National ProStart Invitational, a national secondary school culinary competition. Davies placed among the top 10 schools in the nation, ranking 8th. The team is composed of juniors Victoria Carrion of Pawtucket, Britney Fernandez and Fabian Vargas of North Providence and sophomore Alexia Guzman of Providence. They are led by culinary instructor Chef Santos Nieves. During the competition, students had 60 minutes to prepare a three- course meal from scratch. They are equipped with only two burners, making time crucial, and must fol- low 20 pages of competition rules. Students are also required to design a complete menu, including proper cost determinations, and demonstrate teamwork, plating and cutting skills and other techniques. The team prepared a menu of pan-seared scallops, pan-seared duck breast and a white chocolate rasp- berry mousse for dessert. The meal preparation is done live, under the eye of judges, industry professionals and spectators. During the 60 minutes, the students are allowed to converse only with each other. They advanced to nationals after winning the Rhode Island state competition on Feb. 15, and succeed- ing again on March 24, taking first place at the New England ProStart Regional competition in Portland, Maine. Approximately 400 culinary stu- dents from 50 high schools partici- pated in the competition. BRITNEY FERNANDEZ, of North Providence, is all smiles as she roasts root vegeta- bles in a frying pan, including beats, car- rots and parsnips, to be served with a pan- seared duck breast. IN BRIEF Shea Class of 1978 will reunite Aug. 11 PAWTUCKET – Shea High School Class of 1978 will hold its 40-year reunion on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 6:30 p.m., at the Crowne Plaza, 801 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. The cost is $60 per person. Mail checks to Cathy Dicomitis Strain, 303 Highland Ave., Providence, RI 02906. The deadline is July 29. For more information, email WHS Class of 1978 reunion is Aug. 18 WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket High School Class of 1978 will hold its 40-year reunion on Saturday, Aug. 18, 6 p.m., at Savini's Pomodoro Restaurant, 476 Rathbun St. The event will feature a family- style chicken dinner and music by DJ Buddy D. Tickets are $35 per person. RSVP by Aug. 11 to whs78class- Bay View students earn RIMEA awards EAST PROVIDENCE – On Saturday, May 19, 10 students from St. Mary Academy - Bay View earned awards at the Rhode Island Music Education Association Solo and Ensemble Festival. The event was held at Rhode Island College and students from around the state performed in front of professional musicians; they received a score based on criteria that are required for excellence in musical performance. The following northern Rhode Island students received awards: CHORUS: • Jessica Lamoureux, of Scituate, Vocal Performance - Superior ORCHESTRA: Gold • Rebekah Pendrak, of North Providence, Cello Silver • Grace Hamel, of Lincoln, Clarinet • Emma Gladziszewski, of Scituate, Flute • Alison McIntyre, of Cumberland, Trumpet WE BUY CARS Apollo Auto Sales Like New To You Since 1972 Nos Falamos Portugues Se Habla Español 625 BROAD STREET, CUMBERLAND 401-728-8998 • OVER 200 VEHICLES SOLD EACH MONTH… COME SEE WHY! FINANCING AVAILABLE FOR ALL CREDIT SITUATIONS

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