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Thirteen Lexington Two students to compete in Future Chef competition

West Columbia, SC - Thirteen Lexington Two students have cooked their way into the finals next month of the 10h Annual Future Chef competition.

Nearly 200 recipes, themed to “reimagined” school lunch dishes, were submitted. A panel of judges selected the 13 finalists. The winning third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders will now go on to represent their schools in the finals, set for March 12.

The finalists and their schools are:

  • Cayce Elementary: Jaiya Johns

  • Congaree Elementary: Daniah Hart, Harrington Lowman

  • Riverbank Elementary: Maddox Ashley, Sadie Roberts, Christopher Webb

  • Saluda River Academy for the Arts: Peyton Durrett, Anthony Ramirez Rico

  • Springdale Elementary: James Baldwin, Colden Pumphrey, Jayden Taber

  • Wood Elementary: Isabella Szczechowski, Alexis Wiggins

The March 12 cook-off begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Lexington Two Innovation Center, 509 Bulldog Blvd., Cayce.

The winner of the culinary showdown will go on to represent Lexington Two at the statewide, district-level competition.

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