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Culinary Arts Dean to Mentor Local High School Students for National ProStart Invitational

Culinary Arts Dean to Mentor Local High School Students for National ProStart Invitational

Five local high school students from the CS Monroe Technology Center, who will be competing in this year’s National ProStart Invitational, are being mentored by Jordan Lichman, the dean of Culinary Arts and Hospitality at Stratford University. The dean, who has helped the students polish their eco-friendly menu, polish their verbal presentation, and adjust the layout their kitchen design, will meet with the students again on the morning of April 25 & 27.

“They are an incredibly dedicated, talented, and astute group of students who are taking their passion for great local, organic, and seasonal foods and designing a very realistic quick casual restaurant concept around it,” explains Dean Lichman. “It’s been a pleasure working with them because they not only have great ideas, they’ve dedicated the time and developed the computer and design skills to win.”

Cutting Calories Just Got Easier with Fresh Healthy Vending

 Cutting Calories Just Got Easier with Fresh Healthy Vending

When it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, calories in versus calories burned is everything! Losing simply comes down to using more calories than you take in. But did you realize that taking in just 50 calories less per day can lead to an effortless five-pound weight loss per year? It’s true! A pound is equal to 3,500 calories, so if you use 50 calories less per day than you take in, you will drop a pound approximately every two months. And cutting calories on the go just got a lot easier!

“A lot of people are looking for ways to cut calories and get healthy, and now we have an option that will support them in doing so,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “Our machines offer the healthy snack and drink options that people want but have had a difficult time finding on the go, up until now.”

How Handwriting can Improve Your Kid's IQ

How Handwriting can Improve Your Kid's IQ

??B 4 u rd any further grab ur kid’s cell & hide it. (LOL). You may not have to resort to such dire tactics but an October 6, 2010 article in The Week titled,” How Writing by Hand Makes Kids Smarter” indicated that handwriting can improve your child’s IQ.

The article notes a study by University of Wisconsin psychologist Virginia Berninger, who found that writing activated sequential finger movements, which engaged short-term memory, thought and language sectors of the brain.

On a superficial level, those with excellent penmanship were also deemed smarter than those with illegible handwriting, according to Steve Graham, a professor of education at Vanderbilt University. He also noted that neatly written essays on standardized tests like the SAT merited higher scores as well.

On the flipside, technology has made it all too easy to become lax in constructing a sentence and even spelling a simple word. Many cellphones and computers now do the work for us.

Stratford University Holds Grand Opening Event for Richmond Campus Wednesday

Stratford University Holds Grand Opening Event for Richmond Campus Wednesday

On Wednesday morning, Stratford University hosted a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of their new Richmond campus, located at 11104 W. Broad Street in Glen Allen, Va.

Nearly 150 guests from legislative offices and local businesses alike gathered for the landmark occasion.

Notables such as  Patrice Lewis, Outreach Representative for the Office of Senator Mark R Warner and Tim Grimes with the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce  addressed the crowd while the Honorable Gerard Robinson, Virginia Secretary of Education served as the keynote speaker.

During the ceremony, Eric Robison, President of the Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate presented Dr. Richard Shurtz, President of Stratford University and Mark Slusher of TGM Realty Investors (lead builder for the Richmond campus) with the GRACRE's Best Renovation/Reuse Project Award in the Richmond region for 2010.

Computer Building Competition -- 14th Annual Youth Summit on Technology

Computer Building Competition -- 14th Annual Youth Summit on Technology

                                

                                           *****BRING YOUR TEAM OF 4 TO WIN LAPTOP COMPUTERS*****

10:00am -12:00noon   Saturday, April 16th & April 30th

Charles Flowers High School

10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road.

Springdale, MD  20774

14th ANNUAL YOUTH SUMMIT ON TECHNOLOGY

14th ANNUAL YOUTH SUMMIT ON TECHNOLOGY

The Youth Summit on Technology is Patriots’ original and signature event and we are excited to have Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker as our Chairman for this year’s annual event.  Last year, this event was attended by over 500 students from 5th-12th grades and a growing number of parents.  The purpose of the Summit is to get students excited about the possibility of college, study and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Date:    Saturday, May 7, 2011 

Time:    7:30am-4pm

Where:  CharlesH.FlowersHigh School

             10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road

Thirteen FCPS Students Win National Achievement Scholarships

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

The National Achievement Scholarship program is a privately financed competition founded in 1964 specifically to honor scholastically talented Black American young people and to increase their opportunities for higher education.  The program is conducted by NMSC, a not-for-profit organization. The scholarships in this announcement are funded by approximately 30 corporate organizations and professional associations and by NMSC. ?