Two Osseo Area Schools students earned scholarships from the Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation. Students earning scholarships plan to pursue post-secondary education for careers in the hospitality industry.

Jessica Mayer, who attended Osseo Senior High, earned a Pepsi Beverages Company Scholarship. She plans to attend Hennepin Technical College in the fall.

Kajai Vang, who attended Park Center Senior High, earned the Bill Richards Memorial Scholarship. She will attend University of Wisconsin-Stout in the fall.

Osseo Senior High is one of just 49 Minnesota high schools offering ProStart classes, a career-building program for students interested in culinary arts and foodservice management. During the two-year program, ProStart students experience classroom study, mentored work experiences and are eligible to compete in local and national competitions.

Park Center Senior High offered an afterschool culinary program whose students participated in a ProStart culinary competition this year.


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(Photos from left to right: Jessica Mayer with scholarship representatives and Kajai Vang with scholarship representatives)

-Published June 26, 2014