The Philadelphia chapter of the Careers through Culinary Arts Program on Wednesday presented more than $267,000 in scholarships and cash awards to 17 area high school seniors.
The top award went to Dobbins High's Patricia Flamer, who received a full-tuition scholarship valued at more than $56,000 to attend the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y.
South Philadelphia High's Lakia Silver, received a $49,344 scholarship to attend Monroe College's Culinary Arts Center at the New Rochelle, N.Y., campus. Delaware County Technical Schools-Aston student Mary Jackson, who will attend Le Cordon Bleu, received scholarships with a combined value of $40,000. Delaware County Technical Schools-Folcroft student Jami McIvor, who will attend the Art Institute of Philadelphia, received a $44,550 scholarship.
The other South Philadelphia High students receiving awards were: Abdul Muallem, $5,000; Maria Nunez, $20,500; Regine Franklin, $2,500; and Brittany Clancy, $2,000.
Dobbins' Tiffany Santos, received two scholarships totaling $14,650; and Mastbaum High's Nazir Hanible, $2,000 scholarship.
Other Folcroft students to win awards were: Dwayne Brooks Jr., $3,000; Destiny Sturgis, $2,500; Dustin Giles, $2,000; Jasmine Terrell, $14,650.
Delaware County Technical Schools-Marple student Kenny Naulty received $4,500; William Sheehan, $4,000; and Marquis Leonard, $2,000.
The awards were presented during a ceremony at the Free Library of Philadelphia.