Columbia’s national champion

From an email from Brook Harlan, some amazing news:

We are extremely proud to announce the results from yesterday’s Skills USA Awards Ceremony at the National Contest in Kansas City.Rock Bridge 2010 Graduate Rachel Koppelman placed first in the national contest for Culinary Arts.  This is the first time that Missouri has ever had a National Champion in Culinary Arts.  By becoming the National Champion Rachel receives a full ride scholarship to her choice of schools; The Culinary Institute of America, Johnson and Wales University, New England Culinary Institute, or Le Cordon Bleu Schools of North America. Soon to be Rock Bridge Senior Meghan Hardman placed second in the national contest for Commercial Baking.  This is the highest place ever awarded to a Missouri student in Commercial Baking. By placing second she also receives a partial scholarship to many post secondary culinary schools.Rachel, Meghan and the Chef Instructors would like to thank everyone for their support throughout the road to Nationals.  We would not be able fund the practices and make the trip without the Culinary Programs vast supporters.Thank you for your help,Brook Harlan, Carri Risner, and Jeff RaylChef Instructors, Columbia Area Career Center


Author: Scott

I am a married father of two. I graduated from Rock Bridge High School and then Mizzou before spending six years in the Washington, D.C. area. We returned to Columbia, Missouri in 2006.

3 thoughts

  1. I got to meet Rachel at one of Brook’s culinary classes. What a humble, amazing and talented young lady. Congratulations to both of these students and to the great program that trained them.

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