Students cook up lunch in preparation for the ProStart Competition in Cheyenne

(Thermopolis, Wyo.) - Last week, students Patience Moore and Kristina Nading practiced their cooking skills in the lunchroom. They were busy preparing for the ProStart Competition in Cheyenne which runs today, March 8 - March 10. According to its website, the ProStart Program "is a nationwide, two-year high school program that unites the classroom and industry to develop the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice leaders." The story below was written and contributed by the Thermopolis County High School Student Newspaper, The Predator . With a few minor adjustments, the following story was written by Justin Kaitchuck: *"At lunch on March 3rd two students, Patience Moore and Kristina Nading were cooking to prepare for their ProStart competition. The whole process took 2 hours, and in that time they made an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. The competition they're preparing for is this week on the 8th, 9th, and 10th in Cheyenne. They will be competing against other ProStart teams across the state. Cooking at lunch helped prepare them for the nerve-racking experience of the competition. The students have been preparing since the beginning of the second semester by learning skills such as proper cutting techniques and learning to fabricate a chicken. They also have been putting the meal together that they made at lunch and at the competition."* We join The Predator in wishing the ProStart students good luck at the competition this week. *Feature photo: ProStart students cooking at lunch via The Predator /