Foods class counts towards college

Just like the Parenting classes offered at OHS, students who are taking foods classes will now have the opportunity to test out of some of the foods certifications that junior colleges offer if they enroll in Foods I, II and III.

Students can also use their A+ scholarship to attend Forest Park Community College fantastic culinary program.

According to foods teacher Pamela Cooper, the number of students taking foods classes at OHS continues to go up each year. It is a hands-on moving class and provides those who take it with lifetime skills.

“I took Foods because I get to eat,” Lydia Baggett (12) said. “Even though we take notes and have tests, the class is still fun.”

The teachers for this class are Cooper, Kelly Kellermann, Sam Matoushek and Elizabeth O’Toole.

“This class gives kids better opportunities in foods besides eating,” Cooper said. “Students can make a career out of this and even become a chef. It is a starting point for those looking for careers in the food industry.”