Monday, April 30, 2012

Culinary Arts Breakfast This Week!

Culinary Arts Breakfast
Culinary Arts I and Baking and Pastry Classes
Tuesday May 1st – Friday May 4th
7:30 -10:45 and 1:30 to 2:45
1st, & 2nd block
4th block omelets and crepes (2 crepes with filling for $2)

Served In front of the Main Office at the Career Center

Three Egg Omelets – $3.00
with three ingredients (not including cheese)
Each additional ingredient $.25

Two Scrambled Eggs - $1.00
Two Sunny Side Up - $1.00
Two Eggs Over Easy - $1.00
Two Eggs Over Hard - $1.00
Eggs Benedict $3.00 (1st and 2nd block only)
(English muffin, Canadian bacon, basted egg and Hollandaise Sauce)

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy (2 halves)- $3.00

French Toast with Syrup (3 slices)- $2.00

Chocolate Chip Scones $2 each – Danishes $1 each

Ingredients for Omelets
Cheese included unless requested to be left out
Green Peppers
Black Olives
Canadian Bacon (sub for ham)

Spring Plant Sale

We are continuing the Spring Plant Sale throughout the spring.  Click here for the flyer! 

The next two sale dates are Monday, April 30 from 1:30  - 5:00 PM and Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM.   More dates will follow!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Construction Tech Program Featured in Local Paper

Check out an article from the Missourian on the Columbia Community Development Corp. and how our Construction Technology program plays a vital role.  Be sure to scroll through the photos to see our students in action!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

FBLA State Competition Results

Eight Hickman students competed in state competition at the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) State Leadership Conference in Columbia, Missouri this week.  All eight members and advisers Jeaniene Thompson and Colleen Goss attended the conference.  David Leon and Mike Richardson have qualified for national competition which will be held in San Antonio, Texas from June 28 through July 2.
Great job!

Accounting II
Cody Wilson
Business Ethics (team performance event)
Mike Richardson, David Leon
Business Presentation
Kelsey Klein, Tina Brinkmann
Digital Design and Promotion
Spencer Claiborne
Digital Video Production
Kevin Long

Monday, April 23, 2012

FFA State Convention Results

FFA competitors showed well last week at the state convention here in Columbia.  The first place teams will compete at the national convention in the fall.  Individual ranking is listed next to the individual names.

Poultry Evaluation  1st out of 48
Loyal Carpenter- 5th, Brooke Eaton – 7th, Maddie Grant – High Individual, Kaitlin Epperson – 3rd
Forestry 1st out of 44
Stephen Bennett, Tory Chasteen- 6th, Ben Carpenter, Quinn Pestle- 2nd
Nursery/Landscape 1st out of 40
Katie Dirks, Taylor Forsythe- 4th, Kira Kirk –High Individual, Kelly Wilsdorf- 7th
Ag Mechanics 1st out of 44
Sam Crader -3rd, Austin Cunningham- 1st, James Farris- 4th, Josh McKinley
Horse Judging 2nd out of 48
Lindsey Weir – 3rd, Isabelle Mitchell, Amanda Wright- 6th, Samantha Benedict
Dairy Cattle Judging 2nd out of 60
Taylor Frederick 5th, Andy Mott, Bailey Peters 2nd, Kayla Timbrook
Livestock Judging 4th out of 59
Bryanna Gates, Alan Perry- 3rd, Ashton Rhine, Alyssa Strawn
Meats Evaluation 4th out of 48
Taulor Bunch, Lacy Chapin, Ashley Dittamore, Taylor Guindon
Soils 7th out of 48
Devin Barns, Leyna Craigmile, Iain Gould, Austin Wallace
Floriculture 8th out of 50
Allen Austin – 9th, Belquis Elhadi, Kate Okker-Edging, Jeanne Quinn

Friday, April 20, 2012

Wells-Morgan Gives Demo To Culinary Skills USA Students

Adam Wells-Morgan, executive chef at the Club at Old Hawthorne, was a guest chef for the chef lecture series on April 18th.  He demonstrated pork saltimbocca with brussel sprouts and rustic potatoes to members of CACC Culinary Skills USA, a student organization. 

Adam, a native Columbian, is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. At Old Hawthorne, he likes to incorporate different cooking techniques, seasonal ingredients and eclectic flavor combinations to keep things interesting for his diners. Wells-Morgan won top honors last summer in the 21st annual National Taste of Elegance contest sponsored by the National Pork Board.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Baking and Pastry European Gateaux Torte Sale Friday!

The Baking and Pastry class at the Columbia Area Career Center will be having a European Gateaux and Torte (Cake) Sale on Friday, April 20th from 9:00 until 3:30 PM.  The sale will take place in the culinary arts/baking classrooms 170 A &B (see website below for directions). Items will be first come, first served.

We will have many options ranging from Chocolate Mousse Cakes, Assorted Cupcakes to Orange Tortes Don’t forget - items are first come, first served.

Prices will range from $1.50 for individual items to $28.00 for large mousse cakes. We appreciate your continued support and hope to see you on Friday!!

As always the Culinary Class has other items for sale.  Items as well as directions to the kitchen and classroom are on the Culinary Arts website:

Friday, April 13, 2012

Congratulations to our Broadcast Journalism Students!

The following stories/Columbia Area Career Center students won the "Show-Me Award" (top honor!) from the Missouri Scholastic Press Association:
Sports News Feature: Sports Funding by Harry Schauwecker and Bret Weise
News Story: Breakfast with Santa by Kreagan Carbone

Thursday, April 5, 2012

FFA District Competition Results

Poultry – 1st place team out of 27 teams
Loyal Carpenter – 1st, Brooke Eaton – 3rd, Kaitlyn Epperson- 4th, Maddie Grant- 2nd

Forestry – 1st place team out of 25 teams
Stephen Bennett- 4th, Ben Carpenter 2nd tie, Tory Chasteen 1st , Quinn Pestle 2nd – tie

Livestock – 1st place team out of 39 teams
Bryanna Gates – 7th, Alan Perry - 4th, Ashton Rhine, Alyssa Strawn – 6th

Horse Judging – 1st place team out of 43 teams
Samantha Benedict, Isabelle Mitchell 6th , Lindsey Weir 5th, Amanda Wright 3rd 

Nursery Landscape – 1st place team out of 13 teams
Katie Dirks- 5th , Taylor Forsythe- 3rd , Kira Kirk- 1st , Kelly Wilsdorf- 2nd

Soils – 2nd place team out of 18 teams
Devin Barns, Leyna Cragmile-6th, Iain Gould - 4th, Austin Wallace 2nd

Ag Mechanics – 2nd place team out of 24 teams
Sam Crader 5th, Austin Cunningham 7th, James Farris, Josh McKinley

Meats – 3rd  place team out of 38 teams
Taulor Bunch, Lacy Chapin 7th, Ashley Dittamore 3rd, Taylor Guindon

Floriculture – 4th place team out of 39 teams
Austin Allen- 6th, Belquis Elhadi, Kate Okker Edging, Jeanne Quinn- 3rd

Dairy Cattle Judging – 8th place team out of 26 teams
Liz Gilbert, Dani Plank, Preston Reams, Sylvia Romine

Monday, April 2, 2012

CACC Students Excel at State Skills USA Competition

Every student CACC brought to the Missouri State Skills USA competition placed in their category.  This is the tenth consecutive year that the Career Center has had a state champion for Culinary Arts!

Here are the results of the 2012 Skills USA State Competition:

3-D Visualization & Animation
Team 1:

Carl Baldwin - 1st place
Cameron Webber - 1st place
Team 2:
Samuel Kloeppel - 2nd place
Richard Shinkle - 2nd place

Commercial Baking

Mallory Barnes - 1st place
Ashleigh Johnson - 3rd place


Will Kinney - 1st place
Hailey King - 2nd place

Electronics Technology
Ezekiel Rachow - 1st place

BroJo Students Work MSHSAA Basketball Games

Niles Media Group afforded ten CACC Broadcast Journalism students with the opportunity of a high-school student's lifetime when the production company asked instructor Haley Brueck if she had any qualified students to help cover the 2012 MSHSAA state basketball championships.  Responding with an excited affirmative, Brueck shared the opportunity with her students, many of whom jumped at the chance be a part of a professional, working company.

Students operated cameras, ran graphics, replays, and served as production assistants throughout the weekend.

Brueck rated this opportunity as top-notch.  "It's wonderful. "Niles company employees couldn't tell the high school students from college students, and these students are getting real-world experience. There's nothing like it!"

Here's a list of students who worked for Niles:

MC Burns
Matt Kelly
Ashton Day
Victoria (Madison) May
Sarah Miller
Ross Parks
Scott Coffelt
Paula Herrera
Ashleigh Atasoy
Breanna Thompson

Henneke Recognized by Magazine

Agriculture instructor and FFA sponsor Larry Henneke earned special recognition last month in Drive magazine's hero list, nominated by former student Katlyn Britt-Rankin.  Henneke last taught Britt-Rankin in 2009--a testament to the lasting effects of his mentoring on his students.

Drive is a youth livestock publication that, according to their website, "connects livestock exhibitors to industry leaders and future educational endeavors through editorial rich in lessons about life and choices."

Click here to access the article--be sure to scroll about 15 times to the right to see Mr. Henneke's page!