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Yuma High culinary wins two classroom grants

YHS culinary making pastriesYuma High School’s culinary arts program was selected as a winner of the “Pork in the Classroom” and “Beef Up the Classroom” grants from the Arizona Pork Council and Arizona Beef Council, respectively.

The grants are worth $100 apiece and are intended to encourage students to learn about pork and beef production and recipes.

“We are excited,” YHS culinary teacher Jaclyn Hill said. “Students plan to partner with Yuma High’s FFA (Future Farmers of America) to provide a ‘farm to table’ teacher and staff luncheon. We will be hosting the luncheon with donations from local farmers and the grants that were received.”

Both the Arizona Beef Council and Arizona Pork Council offer classroom resources for teachers to supplement or plan their lessons. The grants require that Yuma High culinary file a report by the end of the school year about how the funds were used.

Yuma High has one of four culinary programs in Yuma Union High School District. Students enrolled in culinary also take part in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Career & Technical Organization.

Eric Patten
epatten@yumaunion.org