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Taft cooks up winning recipes at SkillsUSA Oregon culinary competition

oe Russo and Caden Stout

Taft High’s Caden Stout and Joe Russo won first-place honors under the leadership of State Adviser of the Year Julia Westbrook this weekend at the annual SkillsUSA Oregon culinary competition in Clackamas.

Stout was first in the Customer Service and Culinary Arts categories, and Russo first in Culinary Arts for Taft.

Taft’s Kealy Boyd placed second in Early Childhood Teaching, while Haley Callin was sixth in Commercial Baking.

Taft was third in the Quiz Bowl and Related Technical Math competitions.

Jim Fossum
Jim Fossum
Homepage Executive Editor and former longtime Sports Editor of the near-200,000 circulation Las Vegas Review-Journal, Fossum brings 40 years of award-winning experience covering virtually every facet of print and digital journalism to Lincoln City Homepage. The former longtime reporter for the Newport News-Times and Lincoln City News Guard is also Editor-in-Chief and Senior Columnist for, which covers the NFL's Oakland (Las Vegas) Raiders.


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