Jessica Berry of Williamsport, a 2009 Tech High graduate, is in her second year of a two-year Academy of Culinary Arts program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
She was chosen for the Advanced Baking and Pastry class, a program that accepts only 30 students per year.
Berry said her Tech High experience gave her a solid foundation for the basics, and an internship at Saint James School was valuable experience.
After graduation from IUP on May 6, she was to begin a 450-hour paid externship at the posh Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Western Pennsylvania.
“I’m excited and nervous at the same time. I’m hoping to stay there a couple of years to build up experience for my resume,” Berry said of working at the five-star, fine-dining restaurant.
— Janet Heim