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  • __MCCTC Culinary Program Selected to Elite 50 for the Third Consecutive Year January 11, 2017

    The culinary program at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center has been selected as one of the 2016 Elite 50 culinary programs from the Sullivan University National Center for Hospitality Studies for the 3rd consecutive year! The Elite 50 is an exclusive group of high schools and career and technical schools from across the country that excel in the areas of culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and/ or hospitality management. Research was also conducted to establish schools with strong hospitality enrollment and influence in their community.
    Students were also responsible for submitting an original recipe with photos or a restaurant management design, two essays, videos, brochures and any additional information about the schools program. Further consideration was given to schools that operated a restaurant as part of the training.
    “We are thrilled to have our culinary program set such a high standard for the 3rd year in a row.” Chef Matt Putzier, a graduate of Sullivan University said. “This award is a great way to showcase all of my student’s hard work and dedication.”

  • __Brookfield Students Participate in Diversity Training January 11, 2017

    In December, Brookfield Middle School students participated in the first Diversity Training session as part of their participation in Project MOSAIC with Mr. Michael Douglas of Diversity Initiatives, Inc. The students learned how to be up-standers when issues of intolerance or bullying are encountered. They participated in hands-on activities, role-playing and more to better prepare themselves to handle these type of situations. The 20 Seventh and Eighth Grade students who participated will receive additional training at their second session with Douglas in January. Several high school students were also selected to participate in the training.

  • __AJWL helps Locks of Love January 11, 2017

    Members of the GFWC Ohio Austintown Jr. Women’s League recently held an event for the charity “Locks of Love” at the Change About Salon in Austintown. Participants that donated a minimum of 10 inches of hair were treated to a free hairstyle. Donated hair was then sent to the “Locks of Love” organization which uses the hair to make wigs for children undergoing cancer treatments. The event included a basket raffle, bake sale, 50/50 auction, and music provided by DJ Mark Cole. The $1600 raised will be used to sponsor a child in need. AJWL member Jessica Munger donated over 10 inches of hair. Many more photos and information on the Austintown Junior Women’s League can be found at

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