Rivergold eighth-grader Meagan Rich, who entered a national cooking competition through Uncle Ben’s Rice, recently learned that she was selected as one of the top 25 finalists out of the 400 entries. The grand prize for this contest is $30,000, which goes towards a school cafeteria makeover, along with $15,000 to Rich.
Meagan, 13, is the ASB Vice President of her school, and has loved to create and cook since first grade. Because of this, her mother, Molly, started a business Crumbs Cooking Academy for young chefs and Sweet Molly May’s (custom cakes, truffles, and fruit creations). The “May” is named after Meagan.
“Meagan is so excited about the thought of winning, but even more so now after being selected in the top 25,” Molly said. “Now it’s up for public vote and we have until Nov. 26 to get as many votes as we can for her video “Meagan’s Chicken and Rice Raviolis.”
“We can’t thank our wonderful community enough for the support of our local mountain girl,” Molly added. “What a great way to put Coarsegold on the map.”
Votes can be cast every day on every device for these next two weeks. The link is: http://bit.ly/1wojsUf .
- Staff Report