2017-2018 Accomplishments

FCCLA State Conference Winners:
Recently several of our Culinary Arts students competed in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competition.
Knife Cuts Event- Bronze Medal
Kenneth Fallon-Academy Park High School
Menu Design Event-Silver Medal
Anichca Simpson-Academy Park High School
Cake Decoration Event-Silver Medal
Violet Buck-Chichester High School
Food Innovations Event-Bronze
Nicholas Millio-Upper Darby High School
Zachary Moufti-Interboro High School
Culinary Arts Cooking Event-Bronze Medal
Jabriel Pressley-Academy Park High School
Terae Washington-Academy Park High School
Food and Beverage Service- Silver Medal
Renee Vinanzca – Upper Darby High School
Baking-Silver Medal
Martayja Hill – Upper Darby High School
Culinary- Gold Medal (25,000.00 Scholarship offers)
Jaheem Smith – Academy Park High School
Culinary– Gold Medal (25,000.00 Scholarship offers)
Ashley Hathaway – Garnet Valley
Culinary– Gold Medal (25,000.00 Scholarship offers) 1st Vice President FCCLA State Officer
Benjamin Grady – Penncrest High School
Cake Decorating– Gold Medal also a Vice President FCCLA State Officer
Sarah Allen – Haverford High School
Voting Delegate
Claudia Pierce – Haverford High School
Food & Beverage Service- Bronze Medal
Tawfiqah Carter – Academy Park High School
Baking- Silver Medal
Kabriana Kendall – Springfield High School
Voting Delegate
Michael Hammond – Penn Wood High School
Kadirah Hawkins – Academy Park High School



Taylor Community Foundation:
Congratulations to the 2018 Taylor Community Foundation Scholarship winners from our Medical Careers Program!
Reina DiCamillo- Academy Park High School
Hannah Frank- Interboro High School
Marta Walewska- Interboro High School
Naia Perry -Ridley High School
Lauren Laird- Strath Haven High School
Nicholas O’Connor- Strath Haven High School

Several of our students competed in the SkillsUSA District Competitions:
Alicia White- Early Childhood-3rd place- Springfield High School
Angela Poleck-Medical Terminology-2nd place-Chichester High School
Kristen Bradley-Medical Assisting- 3rd place-Penn Wood High School
Brandon Cosentino-Building Trades- 2nd place-Upper Darby High School
Richard Petlikowski-Collision Repair Technology-2nd place- Sun Valley High School
Laila Boujida- Dental Assisting- 4th place- Ridley High School
Jon Fritz-Advertising Design-2nd place-Interboro High School
Demetrius Starling Jr.-HVAC-3rd place-Upper Darby High School
Vincent Marinello-Carpentry-3rd place-Haverford High School
Liam Collins-Electrical Wiring- 2nd place-Garnet Valley High School
Tyler Forbes-Building Construction-3rd place-Springfield High School
Keteara Stevenson-Culinary Arts-2nd place-Penn Wood High School
Rosey Iannello-Quiz Bowl-3rd place-Strath Haven High School
Ashly Walawender-Quiz Bowl-3rd place-Chichester High School
Anam Josan-Quiz Bowl-3rd place-Upper Darby High School
Jatinder Kaur-Quiz Bowl-3rd place-Upper Darby High School

CTE Month:
On Wednesday, February 21, 2018 several of our students from the Delaware County Technical High Schools were recognized by the Delaware County Council for their outstanding efforts. They were recognized as a part of the National Career and Technical Education Month (February). Chef John Maier and his culinary students made delicious breakfast pastries for the occasion.

The students recognized were:
Reina DiCamillo-Medical Careers-Academy Park High School

Joseph Caponigro-Automotive Technology -Bonner/Prendie High School
Madison Oxenberg-Medical Careers-Bonner/Prendie High School
Christopher Robinson-Carpentry-Chester High School
Larry Coaxum-Exercise Therapy & Sports Science-Garnet Valley High School

Sarah Allen-Culinary Arts-Haverford High School
Jon Fritz-Advertising Design & Commercial Art-Interboro High School
Zachary Moufti-Culinary Arts student-Interboro High School
Olivia DiAngelus-Early Childhood-Penncrest High School
Hunter Fanjoy-Building Trades-Penncrest High School
Joe Szwajkowski-Engineering Technologies-Penncrest High School
Kyra Wilson-Medical Careers-Penncrest High School
Jerome Fletcher-Emergency & Protective Services-Penn Wood High School
Devin Davis-Electrical Construction Technology-Ridley High School
Christopher Rhoads-Building Trades-Ridley High School
Liam Valinote-Logistics & Inventory Management-Ridley High School
Winona Campo-Health Sciences-Springfield High School
Taylor Johnson-Medical Careers-Springfield High School
Tara McGinn-Medical Careers-Springfield High School
Simon Sonsini-Computer Networking & Digital Forensics-Springfield High School
Layla Allen-Culinary Arts-Strath Haven High School
Justin Kuc-Apple Systems & Design-Sun Valley High School
Dominique Lee-Alston-Cosmetology-Sun Valley High School
Richard Petlikowski-Collision Repair Technology-Sun Valley High School
Anthony Largo-Dental Technology-Upper Darby High School
Alexis Smalls-Cosmetology-Upper Darby High School
Demetrius Starling-HVAC/Plumbing-Upper Darby High School

Student Spotlight:
Jon Fritz was honored at the Glen Riddle Rotary Club as their February Student of the Month. Jon is a senior at Interboro High School and is a student at DCTS in the Advertising Design and Commercial Art program. Congratulations Jon!

Governor Wolf Celebrates Schools Demonstrating Career and Technical Education Excellence:
We’re proud to announce that our Delaware County Technical High School-Aston is one of 12 PA schools to earn a Career and Technical Education Excellence Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) in 2018! To read the article click here.

Culinary Arts & Food Service Management Student Spotlight:
C-CAP (Careers through Culinary Arts) Treat Competition
Martayja Hill an Upper Darby High School student in our Culinary Arts & Food Service Management program at the Marple Education Center took 2nd place for her Coconut Sea Salt Caramel Thumbprint Cookies in the Ignite Treat Contest. This is the second year that Martayja’s treat has placed in this competition. Martayja and her classmates made over 400 of her cookies which were featured at the 2017 Annual Ignite Benefit on October 30th. Congratulations to Martayja, Chef Young and the entire Marple Culinary class!