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‘Husky Chef’ Contest Wins Excellence Award

The Virginia Department of Education is recognizing Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School’s “Husky Chef” competition as the Region 4 winner of the Creating Excellence CTE Secondary Program Award.

Modeled after the popular TV show “Iron Chef,” the contest gave students the challenge of creating a dish that fit within the USDA guidelines for a healthy school lunch. Teachers partnered with Falls Church City Public Schools food service workers and local chefs to develop the program.

The award is presented annually to recognize “exemplary programs and partnerships that promote excellence in career and technical education.”