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Lexington Two fifth-grader wins future chef competition

Cayce, SC - A fifth-grade Cayce Elementary student is the winner of the 8th Annual Future Chef competition.

Alexandria Neal-Guetchkov was the top chef in a field of 16 finalists, all fourth- and fifth-graders representing the district's elementary schools in the March 7 event.

Students prepared Mexican dishes, which were scored by a panel of three judges. Alexandria's winning dish was grilled chicken with black bean salad and lime cream sauce.

In addition to Alexandria, other participating students and their schools were:

  • Cayce Elementary: Camilla Salas

  • Congaree Elementary: Sophia Barfield, Harrington Lowman

  • Riverbank Elementary: Larson Blackhurst, Savannah Boynton, Pachae Butler, Marydavis Hollman, Hope Martin, Andrew Roberts

  • Saluda River Academy for the Arts: Janiya Wiggins, Mason Williams

  • Springdale Elementary: James Baldwin, Allicen Caulder

  • Wood Elementary: Skylar Branham, Taylynn Stanfill, Daisha Ward, Alexis Wiggins

The cook-off was held in the commercial kitchen at the Lexington Two Innovation Center.

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