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ProStart students meet policy-makers

prostart kids dems conference 2012.jpgFederal and state lawmakers are learning about the restaurant industry from its future leaders.
ProStart students are meeting and cooking for lawmakers at several policy events this year.
Most recently, students from Sheboygan (Wis.) South High School participated in a National Restaurant Association event at the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee's Midwest Leadership Conference.

Students helped prepare food for the NRA-sponsored closing reception at the American Club in Kohler, Wis. They also mingled with 30 state legislators, answering questions about the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation's ProStart program.

Next week, Colorado ProStart students will participate in a similar event at the GOPAC Emerging Leaders Conference. In November, California ProStart students will participate in the State Government Affairs Council's annual leadership conference in Santa Monica.

In June, winners of the National ProStart Invitational visited Washington, D.C., where they met Kansas Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran and Texas Sens. John Corny and Rep. Michael Burgess. The students from Olathe (Kansas) Public Schools and Byron Nelson High School, Trophy Club, Texas, also met Season 6 Top Chef finalist Mike Isabella, who owns restaurants in Washington, D.C.

Pictured: Dalton Burke, Allison Edwards and Carissa Neese of Sheboygan South High School.


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