Charles Henderson students compete in NASA culinary competition

Published: Mar. 10, 2017 at 5:20 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 10, 2017 at 6:57 PM CST
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(Source: WSFA 12 News)
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TROY, AL (WSFA) - A group of Charles Henderson High School students is shooting for the stars. More specifically, the International Space Station. They are in the top 10 in the nation to compete in the NASA Culinary Competition in Houston. They beat out other teams in the state to land a spot in the finals.

"Brown rice pudding," said teacher Paula Shute. "That was the dish that actually won in the top ten to compete nationally."

Charles Henderson's team consists of a variety of students, including athletes.

"It feels good that football players, athletes can do something other than sports," says student Kelshun Campbell.

"I play football and I like to cook, you know," said another student, Ashley Ensley. "I like to cook!"

The finals take place in Houston. If they win, NASA will send their food to the International Space Station to feed astronauts.

Shute says, "My students had to write a paper, a one page paper, on how they understand the different processes that NASA has to do for all the food that goes to space."

The finals are April 20th in Houston. We'll keep you posted on how the Charles Henderson Team does.

We wish them the best of luck!

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