As a result of her academic excellence and culinary skills, Delila Torres has been selected to receive the Goya Foods Culinary Arts Scholarship. She is a senior in the district’s culinary arts program and studied with Chef Joseph Delesky. Delila will receive $5000 per year for four years to continue her culinary arts education. In the Fall of 2017, Delila will start at Hudson County Community College to complete her associates degree in Culinary Arts. In 2019, she plans to attend Johnson & Wales in Providence, Rhode Island to pursue her Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Management and Food Service Management. “We are proud of Delila’s commitment to her education and wish her all the best,” said Principal Barbara Mendolla. Delila has learned to prepare various types of hot and cold food. She competed in the Skills USA Food Service competition the last two years and placed in the top ten out of thirty competitors each year. Said Chef Delesky, “It has been a pleasure to teach and watch Delila grow over the past four years. I believe that she will be one of our success stories that we will be talking about in the near future.” Delila is the daughter of proud parents Maritza and Dennis Torres. HCST thanks Goya Foods for their continuing support of our culinary arts students.