Sheboygan Area School District high school culinary students were
awarded scholarships at the Wisconsin Education Association's
Celebration of Excellence. The students were honored and given
recognition for the many scholarships that they earned during the past
The scholarships have been applied to the students' tuition and expenses as they all begin their post-secondary education.
"Tommy" Cannon of Sheboygan South High School earned $3,250 and was
recognized as a National ProStart Certificate of Achievement winner. He
is attending Johnson and Wales University, North Miami Campus.
South graduate Anthony Gierke received $2,000 and attends Moraine Park
Technical College; Cassandra Sargent earned $2,000 and attends Le
Cordon Bleu in Mendota Heights, Minn.
North graduate Aaron Berg received $5,250 and attends Milwaukee Area
Technical College, Culinary Arts. He was also recognized as a National
ProStart Certificate of Achievement winner.
Erin Molzner, Sheboygan North, earned $3,250 and attends University of Wisconsin-Stout, Food Science and Technology.
Brittany Ramos, Sheboygan North, earned $4,000 and attends Roosevelt University, Hospitality Management and Food Service.
Celebration of Excellence program is designed to celebrate the vibrant
young talent entering the food service profession and honoring
distinguished members of the industry for their passionate commitment
and dedication to education.
Paul Smitala of Blackwolf Run, who serves as a mentor to many students
from Sheboygan North and South High Schools, was named Chef of the
Some of the organizations
who contributed to the scholarships include WRAEF (Wisconsin Restaurant
Association Education Foundation), NRAEF (National Restaurant
Association Educational Foundation), National ProStart® Certificate of
Achievement, American Institute of Food & Wine Scholarship, Ecolab,
Inc., Manufacturers' Agents for the Food Service Industry Scholarship
and Miller Brewing Company.