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Culinary Students Assist with Chefs’ Feast Event Supporting Lowcountry Food Bank

Students from Wando HS and Military Magnet Academy were among the volunteers that helped serve over 1200 guests attending last night’s Chefs’ Feast, and event that supports the Lowcountry Food Bank. At the event, 32 local restaurants were on hand to provide about 600 portions each of some of their signature dishes.

Chef Joseph Crompton, Culinary Arts Instructor at Military Magnet Academy said, “This event is an excellent opportunity to show culinary students what large scale catering and serving is all about.”

Chef Crompton shared a “movie trailer” style event recap video – check it out here.

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Military Magnet Students Earn “Fast Feet Shopping Spree” for Food Bank

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Early on a recent Saturday morning, at 6:30 AM, 3 students from Military Magnet Academy and their culinary arts instructor Mr. Joseph Crompton arrived at The Ashley Crossing Food Lion store.

The opportunity to participate in a “Fast Feet Shopping Spree” at Food Lion was the prize for being in the top 2 in number of “likes” for their video supporting the 2014 Lowcountry Food Bank Student Food Drive. Stratford High School was the other school from the region that won the opportunity to be in the shopping spree.

The teams from each school got 90 seconds to push their shopping cart down the aisle and fill it with as many cans as possible. The students poured cans off the shelves.  “It was so funny to watch”, said Mr. Crompton.  Students from MMA tallied 387 cans in their 2 carts! The food, along with everything else students collected leading up to the spree at their school, was all donated to the food bank.

After the shopping spree, the students got to set up a table in front of another Food Lion location to collect donations from shoppers.  MMA students collected 135 more pounds of cans in 4 hours!  “Since we are the defending small school champ’s last year, we cannot take it easy.” said Mr. Crompton on his students’ success.

For more information on the 2014 Lowcountry Food Bank Student Food Drive, Click Here.

MMA Law Students Visit Judge Jefferson

Charleston County Judge Hosts Military Magnet Business Law Students

Business Law students from Military Magnet Academy recently visited Judge Deadra Jefferson in her Charleston County Courtroom. The students were given a tour of the courts, got to sit in on some guilty pleas, and met for a half hour with Judge Jefferson. The students have been invited back to watch some upcoming civil and criminal trials.

 

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Military Magnet Academy Students Visit Apple Store

Students from Military Magnet Academy recently visited the Apple Store on King Street, Downtown for an interactive tour and products demonstration.  They got to walk around Charleston taking pictures on iPods, and then came back to the store to make movies with music, animation, etc using Apple computers.  Each student was given a special t-shirt, a flash drive, and a certificate of completion.