Mansfield ISD Magazine Summer 2019 | Page 24

US House Representative Ron Wright Joins Donna Shepard Students for Lunch Students from Donna The comprehensive Shepard Intermediate state audit includes an School hosted a special evaluation of finances, lunch guest on April adherence to policies 24 — Congressman Ron and procedures, USDA Wright. and TDA regulation Wright, who serves compliance, as well as in the U.S. House of effectiveness in meeting Representatives, had the needs of students. the complete student Auditors were extremely lunch experience. He complimentary of the went through the serving staff’s customer service, lines, was served lunch food quality and the on a school lunch tray, signage on the lunch ate with students, toured lines. The 325 incredible the kitchen and explored food service professionals Donna Shepard’s new in the MISD Student U.S. Congressman Ron Wright talks with students and staff school gardens. Nutrition department at Donna Shepard Intermediate School. Wright’s visit came serve about 31,000 about as a part of lunches and 6,700 showcasing the MISD Student Nutrition Program, breakfast trays every day. which continues to receive high praise both on a The department also had no findings in their Texas local and statewide level. The MISD Student Nutrition Department of Agriculture “Procurement Review” Department recently scored a perfect review from the (PR), which is a new Federal program audit process. Texas Department of Agriculture. MISD’s Culinary Arts Students Named Top in the Nation Ben Barber students placed first at the Management Competition at National ProStart Invitational. 24 | Mansfield TODAY Students in Ben Barber Innovation Academy’s culinary arts program were named the top in the nation for their restaurant management skills. The restaurant management team advanced to the Na- tional ProStart Invitational in Washington, D.C. on May 8 and placed first overall in the competition. “Winning is a dream come true for the students, myself, this entire program at Ben Barber and our school,” said Chef David Roberson. “Our kids stayed committed and now they are national champions. Working with the Texas Restaurant Association and the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation has been priceless because they have opened many doors of professional opportunities for our students to have jobs in the near future.” ProStart is a nationally recognized program that prepares students for careers in the restaurant and food service indus- try. The Texas program reaches over 20,000 students from more than 255 high schools each year. The Ben Barber students earned their place in the Na- tional competition after competing in the Texas ProStart State Invitational March 8-9 in San Antonio. The restaurant management team earned first place in the state competi- tion and the culinary arts team finished in third place.