From 12 November to 17 November 2018, the annual conference of the AEHT (European Association of Hotel and Tourism Schools) of the European Association of Hospitality and Tourism Schools was held in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. Its membership includes over 300 hospitality and tourism schools. The purpose of AEHT is to exchange experiences and cooperation of students from different countries, languages and cultures through teamwork, creating new acquaintances and connections among students, and this year 650 participants (students, teachers and principals) from 19 countries participated.As part of the AEHT, prestigious competitions are held in 10 tourism and hospitality disciplines: hotel management, reception business, bar service, wine service, cocktail preparation, dehatlon or cooking skills competition, restaurant service, destination presentation, confectionery and cooking, and She represented Croatia this year Vinkovci Secondary Vocational School.Vinkovci Secondary Vocational SchoolVinkovci Secondary Vocational School and Croatia was represented by a fourth grade student of the Secondary Vocational School Irena Bunčić in the discipline of Confectionery.Thus, 34 students, ie 17 teams from 15 European countries, competed in the confectionery discipline. Irena Bunčić was the only student from Croatia in confectionery and competed in a team with a Cees Lust student from Akersloot in the Netherlands, and they won as a team gold medal with a great advantage over other competitors.On the first day of the competition, the judging panel forms teams on the principle of connecting students from different countries and different language areas. Then the teams have 90 minutes to jointly (in English) design a dessert with the obligatory given elements, write a recipe and work on that recipe the next day. They have 2 hours for practical work, and this year’s theme was to make 4 equal desserts and serve them on 4 plates that will contain: biscuit, two different creams, two different apple preparations and a crunchy part. This year they also had an additional challenge because before the competition itself, they learned about additional foods that need to be put in dessert.Vinkovci Secondary Vocational School”A gold medal gives me the strength to make my biggest dream come true and it’s just an incentive for me to work even harder. My goal is to finish high school first, then college, so that I can become independent in life and become what I want, and my biggest wish is to one day open my own pastry shop ” pointed out Irena Bunčić for the portal Novosti.hr Irena has been preparing for this competition since the beginning of September and she was prepared by the confectionery teacher of the Vinkovci Secondary Vocational School Ružica Šošić. ”Once again, at such a prestigious competition for students of catering and tourism schools, we worthily presented our school, city and country and proved that money and perfect conditions are not always crucial for success, but desire, will and hard work.. ”Pointed out Ružica Šošić, a professional confectionery teacher.Several other schools from Croatia competed very successfully in the tourism disciplines and brought five more medals to Croatia.
Saturday morning, the Batesville Cross Country team traveled to Indianapolis to compete in the 21 team Ben Davis Invitational. The action began at 9:30 am as the top 10 men’s Bulldog XC members stepped up to the line to compete against 21 other teams with many of them 4A/5A schools and ranked in the top 25 of the state. Batesville ran an impressive race as they had 4 boys cross the line in the top 25 to help them secure an incredible finish place of 3rd, just missing out on 2nd by 1 place. Center Grove was crowned the championship team with an amazingly low score of 30 points. Ben Davis followed with 104 and Batesville placed 3rd with 105. Zionsville placed 4th with 114 points with Plainfield finishing out the top 5 with 138 points. Leading the way for the Bulldogs was Adam Moster placing 8th (16:37) followed closely by teammate Ean Loichinger in 9th (16:40). Joshua Myers came in 19th (17:00) with Benjamin Moster closely behind in 21st (17:05). Daren Smith placed 48th (17:41) and finishing out the top 7 were Dillon Murray 57th (17:55) and Nathan Villani, 71st (18:30). The Varsity Girls were up next and did not disappoint. Again, not running at full strength, many of the girls stepped up their game and helped Batesville secure the 6th spot. Noblesville was crowed the champions with just 35 points beating the rest of the field by almost 100 points. Fishers came in 2nd at 131 points with Franklin Central and Brownsburg coming in 3rd and 4th both with 147 points. Plainfield grabbed 5th place at 160 points and Batesville following just behind them at 170 points. Leading the way for the dogs and running a personal best by 1:15 seconds was freshman Ava Hanson placing 8th and racing through at 19:27. Maria Lopez was the 2nd one through for the dogs in 31st (20:39). She was closely followed by teammates Sophie Myers in 34th (20:50) and Trysta Vierling 39th (20:57). Finishing out the top 7 runners for the team was Liz Loichinger in 58th (21:43), Katie Olsen 59th (21:44) and Sarah Ripperger 73rd (22:15). The JV races followed the varsity races. Leading the Bulldogs for the boys in the JV race was Kasin Hughes and for the girls Kali Wickersham. Overall for the morning, Batesville had 10 runners racing for a personal best. Besides Ava, the girls also had Maria Lopez, Sophie Myers and Trysta Vierling. On the Boys side, Benjamin Moster, Daren Smith, Nathan Villani, Charlie Laymon, Will Nuhring and Kasin Hughes all had personal bests for the day. Congratulations to all and for a fairly successful Invitational. The Dogs only have a few days rest as they will be back competing this Tuesday at Jennings County for their Invitational. The action begins with the Boys race at 5:30. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.
Published on September 19, 2017 at 11:14 pm Contact Josh: email@example.com | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse blanked an opponent through 90 minutes on Tuesday night for the first time this season, but the game wouldn’t be decided until almost nine minutes after regulation. With just more than a minute remaining in the first period of overtime, Cornell caught Syracuse out of position. With orange jerseys swarming to the left of goalkeeper Hendrik Hilpert, no SU defenders stayed high on the opposite part of the box. When Big Red midfielder Tyler Bagley corralled the ball at the top of the box, he rushed it over to fellow midfielder Ryan Hill. By the time SU recovered, the rest of Hill’s teammates were already dog-piling on top of him in celebration.“I don’t get it,” junior Jonathan Hagman said, “how he became that open.”The lone goal of the match sank No. 11 Syracuse (4-2-2), 1-0, against Cornell (2-3-1) at SU Soccer Stadium on Tuesday night. Even though it mustered only one shot in overtime, the Big Red outlasted the Orange for the first time since 2001. Prior to the game, Syracuse had let up two goals in each of its last three games, including a loss last Friday against Louisville. When the defense finally broke through for a full 90 minutes against Cornell, it wasn’t enough. “The defense as a whole played well today,” Hilpert said. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJust past the four-minute mark, Cornell fired its second shot of the game. Hilpert saved the first, falling late and swallowing the ball into his chest. The second flew directly to his hands off an outside shot from Cornell forward Kepler Despinos. The saves were two of Hilpert’s four on the night. Aside from the goal, Cornell’s next best opportunity to score came in the 55th minute. Caleb McAuslan dipped and dunked through the SU defense working across the box towards the right of Hilpert. The Cornell midfielder launched a shot which Hilpert denied with two hands. The ball advanced down the field where Cornell goalkeeper Mitchell Meyer stuffed Tajon Buchanan on one of Syracuse’s five shots in the frame. “For the attackers it’s always our job to win the game and for us to score the goals to win the game,” forward Adnan Bakalovic said. “But tonight we just couldn’t do it.” Last season Syracuse shutout its opponent 11 different times. When it played Cornell last season on Sept. 20, it had already shutout five teams in just seven matches. But as the shutout lengthened on Tuesday night, it never became clear that’d be enough for Syracuse to win.In the 79th minute, Harry Fuller cranked a shot to Hilpert’s right. It sailed wide and hit the outside of the cage. Fuller swallowed his face in his hands. It was one of three Big Red shot’s in the second half. The Syracuse crowd let loose a sigh of relief. It would take another 20 minutes for Cornell to get another legitimate scoring chance. That one went in the back of the net.“It doesn’t matter if you’re at three goals or one goal, you just didn’t get a shutout,” Hilpert said. Comments
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe City of Alpena is getting rid of it’s mobile app after 6 years.Assistant City Engineer Steve Shultz says, its not the method of communication residents prefer.“If we continue to use our email and use the phone to communicate with the public, that’s all we need for now and I have no idea what will happen in the future, but it’s all about the phone call and having a personal contact with a person. That’s the biggest thing I can see right now and why people still use the telephone to make contact with the city – because you’re talking to a human, you’re not talking to some electronic device.”Shultz says the city of Alpena’s website is still a great source of information for those who want to stay updated. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, appContinue ReadingPrevious Photo of the Day for Monday, February 4Next Road commission warns of black ice on roadways