Culinary Academy student Haley Ruotolo and New Visions Environmental Science student Kim Snyder will be honored at the Superintendents’ Scholastic Dinner on May 25, at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown. The dinner honors the top two students from public, private and parochial schools throughout Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties.
Hayley, who attends Briarcliff High School, has been coming to Tech since sophomore year and credits the Culinary program for helping her follow her dreams. “It’s been the best thing I possibly could have done,” says Hayley, who will attend the Culinary Institute of America in the fall to study Baking Pastry Arts and Food Service Management. “It made me discover my passion. I had incredible support from Chef Jenn Guiffre and my other teachers.”
Kim, an Ossining High School student who will attend Cornell University as an Environmental Science major in the fall, says that the focus of the New Visions Environmental Science program was something she appreciated. “I liked being in a smaller class at Tech that focuses specifically on Environmental Sciences,” she said.
Photos: Hayley Ruotolo, left; Kim Synder, right. Courtesy Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES.