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Culinary arts students claim People's Choice Restaurant at Taste of Northwest

EMS ISD participated in the Saginaw Area Chamber of Commerce's Taste of Northwest Business Expo on October 18, 2018 at the Saginaw Recreation Center. Under the direction of Chefs Katie Natale and Aaron Pearson, culinary arts students from the Hollenstein Career and Technology Center competed against local restaurants and caterers. They placed first in the People's Choice Restaurant category for the third year in a row. Their menu consisted of chicken and bean cassoulet and a variety of cookies. 

Culinary art students and Chef Natale pose at their table at Taste of Northwest.    Culinary students serve cookies at Taste of Northwest.    Culinary students and Chef Pearson pose with their 1st place plaque.

EMS Fine Arts provided entertainment with performances by the Chisholm Trail HS Jazz Combo, the Boswell Jazz Band, Saginaw Starsteppers, and Chisholm Trail Ranger Vocal Band.

CTHS Jazz Combo performs at Taste of Northwest.   The Boswell Jazz band performs at Taste of Northwest.   The CTHS Ranger Vocal band performs at Taste of Northwest.   Saginaw Starsteppers perform at Taste of Northwest.

EMS ISD learning opportunities were showcased with fun activities for all related to STEM, World Languages, and technology. Lake Pointe Elementary students engaged participants with hands-on STEM related projects and activities, Spanish students from Saginaw High School celebrated Dia de los Muertos with face painting for children, and the EMS ISD Instructional Technology team let attendees try out the district's new interactive display boards. 

Lake Pointe Elementary showcases STEM learning at Taste of Northwest.   Saginaw HS Spanish students and teacher pose in front of their face painting booth at Taste of Northwest.   EMS Instructional Technology showcases an interactive display board at Taste of Northwest.

Patrons of the event also had the opportunity to play Plinko to win district and school swag and could have their pictures taken by the EMS Education Foundation in the EMS ISD photo booth.   

Boswell principals pose in the EMS ISD photo booth at Taste of Northwest.   A Taste of Northwest patron plays Plinko for district swag.