INTERNATIONAL DESSERT COMPETITION
First Annual International Dessert Competition
To culminate International Week at North Shore High School, the World Language Department under the direction of Ms. Ana Aguiar-Mady, in collaboration with the Music Department and the HS Food Service Department, held the First Annual International Dessert Competition. During the week of March 6-10, World Language week was celebrated in our schools and around the country to bring awareness to the importance of studying foreign languages and different cultures.
On Friday, March 10th, the First Annual International Dessert Competition took place in the cafeteria with North Shore High School students, faculty, and cafeteria staff baking a wide variety of delicious desserts to represent their respective culture. Enthusiastic students, faculty, and staff watched as the judges sampled the various desserts. The judges included Assistant Principal Jen Imperiale, teacher Rob Wilgoos, secretaries, Abby Hall and Sharon Morello, and Central Office member, Americo Mendes. The tasty desserts and their country or region of origin included:
COUNTRY: BAKERS DESSERT
- USA: Ms. Gloria Remusat ILY Sugar Cookies
- Egypt: Ms. Basma Hanafy Atayef (pancakes filled with cheese & nuts with sugary syrup)
- France Mr. LePetit Madeline Cookies
- S. America Ms. Jenny Maldanado Tres Leche Cupcakes
- Italy Maria Michael & Natalya Golia Tiramisu
- Greece Rebecca Rush Baklava
After each contestant came to the podium and shared a little information about each dessert, samples were distributed to the judges. Thank you to the North Shore High School musicians in the choir, string ensemble, and jazz band who played respective music to the various cultures being represented. Additionally, thank you to the North Shore music teachers who helped produce this event.
To a drumroll, the winner of the First Annual International Dessert Competition was announced by Ms. Shari Rosenthal in the Food Service Department. By only one vote, first place went to the Tres Leche Cupcakes, then in second place, the Atayef, and in third place, the Baklava! Thank you again to everyone who made this cultural event so much fun, educational, and entertaining. We look forward to next year!