Success for GHS Culinary Arts


Griffin High School was represented well at the FCCLA Fall Competition at the Georgia National Fair. The GHS Culinary Academic Team placed second in the state in the FCCLA Culinary Knowledge Bowl. This was the second year competing together for senior team members Katy Kelly, Justin Serna, Xena Dinkins and Elijah Barksdale. The competition is carried out in “Jeopardy” style questions and answers. The team with the highest score advances in elimination rounds throughout the day. Many hours of study and teamwork made this win possible and earned a $250 prize to support Griffin Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).

Rittie PooleGHS Culinary Arts is also proud to announce that Senior Rittie Poole has been accepted to Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY. CIA is the premier post-secondary culinary institution in the United States and is located one hour north by train from New York City. Interesting fact: about 60% of all “Top Chef” winners are graduates of CIA! Rittie is the current Chapter President of Griffin FCCLA and the Senior Sous Chef for the GHS Culinary Art Chef Instructor, Leigh Jackson.

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