Hazelwood College Makes a Clean Sweep!
Hazelwood College students surpassed themselves yet again with another stupendous win on behalf of the Home Economics Department. Second year students Alison Healy & Rebecca McGuinness were the overall 1st prize winners with Brid Flanagan, Jessica Roche & Aoife Kiely taking 2nd prize in Category One of the Bord Bia Quality Mark Schools Competition in the Listowel Food Fair 2012 recently. The students were asked to compile pages for a new Bord Bia Quality Mark website which was to include a home page, recipe page and gallery page. The home page was to provide an outline of the Bord Bia Quality Mark, what it means and how Bord Bia promotes quality assured products to consumers. The students also had to devise a recipe using Bord Bia Quailty Mark products and to include a gallery page which included 3 photos/sketches of local products available in the area which carry the Bord Bia Quality Mark.
Alison and Rebecca received a €100 An Post voucher and certificate each, while Brid, Jessica and Aoife received a €50 An Post voucher and certificate each. The Home Economics department also received €300 prize money towards equipment. The department were absolutely delighted with the students’ achievements and acknowledged that their hard work paid off.
Hazelwood College Home Economics students enjoy the sweet taste of success in Category One of the Bord Bia Quality Mark Schools Competition in the Listowel Food Fair 2012 recently (L–R) Brid Flanagan, Aoife Kiely, Tara O’ Donnell, Orla Cunningham, Home Economics teacher Ms. Noreen Daly, Rebecca McGuiness, Alison Healy and Jessica Roche. Bríd, Alison and Jessica, all first years, achieved a remarkable second place in Category One, while Alison and Rebecca took first place honours.
Sweet Success for Hazelwood
Hazelwood College’s Home Economics students enjoyed great success at the recent Listowel Food Fair. Since its commencement in 1995 the Listowel Food Fair has continued to be a phenomenal gastronomic success. It continues to provide the public with an array of events such as cookery demonstrations with celebrity chefs, food tastings, seminars, workshops and numerous cookery competitions.
One competition in particular that continues to prove popular with all age groups is the ‘Home Baker of the Year Award 2012’, under the category of ‘Best Cupcake Decoration’ and ‘Best Chocolate Biscuit Cake’ this year. Hazelwood College Home Economics students were invited to participate and the level of interest showed their enthusiasm and imagination. An enormous amount of time and energy was made by all the students who entered. ‘The cherry on the top’ was when Jessica Roche (1st year) was announced 1st prize winner and Tara O’ Donnell (3rd year) won 2nd prize in the best cupcake decoration category. This was followed quickly with the revelation that Orla Cunningham (5th year) was declared 3rd prize winner in the best chocolate cake category.
The judges were highly impressed with the school entries – Michelle O’ Connor one of the judging panelists commented that she ‘was amazed by the interest and the quality of the products entered and blown away by the creativity of the students.’ There was great excitement when news filtered through the school of the girls’ success.
Sweet Success for Hazelwood College! Pictured (L to R) ‘Home Baker of the Year 2012’ Winning students – Jessica Roche winner of Best Cupcake Decoration category, with Tara O’ Donnell who took second prize in the Best Cupcake Decoration Category and Orla Cunningham, who took third prize in the ‘Best Chocolate Biscuit Cake’ category.