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High school students from across the state came together in State College Wednesday to compete for scholarships.

63 students from nine different schools met at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel for the Pennsylvania Pro-Start Invitational.

They splt into groups and cooked meals together.

Chefs for the Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology say even the students who don’t win the scholarships gete a lot from the experience.

CHEFS FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SAY EVEN THE STUDENTS WHO DON’T WIN THOSE SCHOLARSHIPS GET A LOT FROM THIS EXPERIENCE.

“Real world experience of you gotta’ have a product done at this time and you just go ahead and do it,” Tim Beckenbaugh, Chef Instructor, The Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology. “Plus the camaraderie of meeting all the other students and people you maybe working with in the industry down the road.”

Students were judged on the quality of their cooking techniques, and how well they managed one another in a team environment.

The top three teams in each division split $100,000 worth of scholarships.

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