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Winner of first Culineering Competition announced

Martinsburg, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVBE) Office of Career Technical Education is pleased to announce the winner of the first Operation Christmas Crumble Culineering Challenge. The Hundred Crumble Bots of Hundred High School in Wetzel County captured the grand championship during the event at James Rumsey Technical Institute in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Nine teams of culinary, engineering, computer science and robotics students from around West Virginia participated in the Culineering Challenge. Students designed and constructed a mobile sleigh made from gingerbread and mechanical attachments that moved through a maze and delivered desserts. The MCTEC Bakineering Team from the Mercer County Technical Education Center won second place, and the Eggnoggins of the Putnam Career and Technical Center earned third place.

The competition is based on the Netflix series Baking Impossible, and promoted science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as well as culinary and hospitality skills.

Participating teams included:

School NameTeam NameCounty
Calhoun-Gilmer Career CenterCoyotesCalhoun County
Hundred High SchoolHundred Crumble BotsWetzel County
Huntington High SchoolLead the Way CaféCabell County
James Rumsey Technical InstituteCaroling CrusadersBerkeley County
Putnam Career & Technical CenterThe EggnogginsPutnam County
Marion County Technical CenterMarion County Culinary EngineerMarion County
Mercer County Technical Education CenterMCTEC Bakineering TeamMercer County
Shady Spring High SchoolTiger TreatsRaleigh County
Wheeling Park High SchoolOreo SpeedwagonOhio County

Awards included $5,000 for the grand champion team; $3,000 for second place, and $2,000 for third place. Additionally, each student on the grand champion team received $250 provided by the West Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association and Education Foundation.

The event was sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Education, the West Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association and Education Foundation, and the James Rumsey Technical Institute.

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