2018 Top Culinary Chef

afternoon class

Students enrolled in the Restaurant Management and Chef Training program were challenged through a “Top Chef” competition for their final production exam.  Students are required to put together a recipe for their cooking and meal preparation experience. In addition to this, they are giving a “mystery” food item or ingredient that they much incorporate into their meal. Students were given a protein, a starch, fresh vegetables, and salad ingredients. Area School Administrators served as “Top Chef” Judges.  The winners of this year’s Top Chef competition are:

gripentrog 1st place
Rhaeghn Gripentrog a senior from Wahpeton High School. She is the daughter of Wayne and Ronda Gripentrog.

thiel 2nd place
Chris Thiel a senior from Wahpeton High School. He is the son of Scott and Rhonda Thiel.

meyer 3rd
Sam Meyer-Perales a senior from Wahpeton High School. She is the daughter of Cheryl Meyer and Ray Perales.


R#44 NTHS Students

2018 National Technical Honor Society

2018 National Technical Honor Society Inductees

2018 NTHS Inductees

Back row left to right: Wyatt Harles -Lidgerwood, Landon Link-Nordick -Wahpeton, Alexander Krause -Wahpeton, Hunter Berg -Wahpeton, Riley Breuer – Wahpeton, Chris Thiel- Wahpeton, Aaron Deike – Wahpeton, Aaron Meyer – R#44, Sean Hermes – Oakes, Nathan Peterson – Ellendale, John Haverland – R#44

Middle row left to right: Hunter Churchill – Wyndmere, Zachary Even -Wyndmere, Connor Barton – Wyndmere, Charlie Moffet -Wyndmere, Daniel Pithey -Wahpeton, Gabriel Lothspeich – Wyndmere, Aiden Ulmer – Oakes, Shelton Strege – Lidgerwood, McKaden Musland -Edgeley, Connor Fitzgerald – Lisbon, Caleb Boehm – R#44

Front row left to right: Chase Hibl – Wahpeton, Caleb Foertsch – Wyndmere, Mikayla Lacher – R#44, Grace Elijah – Lisbon, Bailey Skjefte – Oakes, Taylor Mathern – Edgeley, Abigail Martel – R#44, Alyssa Petersen – Oakes, Zach Bear – Lisbon, Vincent Carruth – Ellendale.