Seventeen Project Y.E.S. students from Allegany, Fort Hill, and Mountain Ridge High Schools and the Career Center recently had the opportunity to tour Allegany College of Maryland to learn about the college’s culinary and tourism program. Additionally, Fort Hill food and nutrition instructor, Wendy Hoffman, and five of her students joined the group’s field trip.
Students were treated to a tour of Allegany College’s campus visiting medical, computer and auto classes, the gymnasium, pool, and student center. The group was then transported to the Culinary Café on Baltimore Street for a behind the scenes visit, special presentation by café director, Dave Sanford, and a buffet lunch prepared by ACM culinary students.
During the day’s events, students had a chance to reunite with former Project Y.E.S. student, Cassandra Hill, who is now an ACM culinary student. According to Sydney Sibley, Project Y.E.S. coordinator, “The entire group enjoyed meeting her, watching her work in the bakery, and serve food. Her continued college success was a true inspiration to us all.”
At the conclusion of lunch, Ed Mullaney, downtown mall manager, escorted the group on a walking tour of historic Baltimore Street which ended with complimentary ice cream courtesy of the Queen City Creamery.
Project Y.E.S. coordinators offer in-school support to students in grades six through twelve in Allegany County’s Public middle and high schools. Coordinators include Terri Danner, Heather Kaiser, Terena Roberts, and Sydney Sibley. Tim Miller is the Project Y.E.S. supervisor.