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Natasha, Troumaca bake up first place honours

Natasha, Troumaca bake up first place honours

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Her carrot nut Pineapple Cake won over the judges, earned her a cheque for one thousand dollars and put her school in first place of the 14th ECGC Home Economics Food Competition.

19-year-old Natasha Weekes took the overall winner’s honours, beating Kenisha Grant and Afifa Thomas both of the St. Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua into second and third place respectively, at last week Thursday’s finals at the Peace Memorial Hall.{{more}}

Weekes placed first in the whole wheat category at the finals with her entry, beating Joy Celestine of the Girls’ High School into second and Kalem King of the North Union Secondary, third.

This year the competition hosted a specialty division, where the ECGC showcased their new products on the market. This category was won by Johanna Holder, a private candidate. She also won the best post secondary Education entrant.

Other winners on the day were: Afifa Thomas, Best Rice Dish, Kenisha Grant, Best Brown Rice Dish, Kadeem Browne, Best White Flour Dish and Best Male Entrant Jim Daniel of the Campden Park Secondary School.

Thursday’s competition was considered one of the most keenly contested event in years, and Marketing Manager of ECGC Martin LaBorde in delivering the event’s feature address, confirmed his company’s continued commitment to the competition.

17 schools competed in the tournament.

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