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Kean H.S. Students, Faculty Take Part in Taste of Rays Country to Raise Scholarship Funds

The winners of the Taste of Rays Country include Andre Douglas, Dorrencia Gray, Mekeda Williams, Michaelrose Ravalier, Jikelle Michael and Anissa Wallen.

The Nazareth Bay Chapter of the National Honor Society, with a plan to provide a scholarship to one graduating senior in the Class of 2018, hosted the first Taste of Rays Country fundraiser, which showcased the culinary talents of Ivanna Eudora Kean High School students, faculty, school administrators, alumni and district leadership.

Held Sunday, May 20, in Kean Café, the fundraiser highlighted foods in the following categories: seafood, meat/poultry/pork, vegetarian, starch, pasta and desserts. While attendees enjoyed tastings in each category, the seafood and dessert categories were the most popular among those in attendance.

At the end of the three-hour afternoon event, winners were announced in each category and received a trophy:

Seafood: Andre Douglas (math teacher) Salmon Balls

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Meat/Poultry/Pork: Dorrencia Gray (11th grader) D and S Stuffed Pork

Vegetarian Dish: Mekeda Williams (12th grader) Veggie Sliders

Starch: Michaelrose Ravalier (science teacher) Rice Fiesta

Pasta: Jikelle Michael (12th grader) Penel’s Pasta

Dessert: Anissa Wallen (7th grader of All Saints Cathedral School) Nissa’s Cheesecake

Students and staff are already looking forward to next year’s tasting.

The culinary talents of Kean High School students, faculty, school administrators, alumni and district leadership were showcased at Kean H.S.

The Nazareth Bay Chapter of the National Honor Society continues to raise funds for the scholarship, which will be presented to the selected student on Honors Night in June. The organization’s co-chairs are Shenee Charles, president and Joel Fleming, treasurer.

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