US House Representative Ron Wright Joins
Donna Shepard Students for Lunch
Students from Donna
state audit includes an
School hosted a special
evaluation of finances,
lunch guest on April
adherence to policies
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and procedures, USDA
and TDA regulation
Wright, who serves
compliance, as well as
in the U.S. House of
effectiveness in meeting
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
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.
Named Top in
Ben Barber students placed first at the Management
Competition at National ProStart Invitational.
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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.