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At the top of the food chain


Tantasqua student rides culinary skills to full scholarship



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From left, Tantasqua Regional High School culinary teachers Mr. Dell’Olio, Ms. Gamache, and Mr. Boland, student Shannon McKeon, and LCI staff member Kate Flanders. McKeon recently won a full scholarship to LCI. (click for larger version)
May 20, 2012
STURBRIDGE — After completing an array of challenging tasks, Tantasqua Regional High School senior Shannon McKeon was recently awarded a full scholarship to the Lincoln Culinary Institute's Hartford campus.

McKeon, a culinary student from West Brookfield, completed a scholarship exam, provided teacher recommendations, submitted her transcripts and a portfolio, and wrote an essay outlining her reasons for wanting to pursue a career in the culinary profession. After the LCI scholarship committee finished its evaluation process that includes numerical values awarded for specific criteria, McKeon was determined to have amassed the highest total point value the committee had seen in years.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

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