Austin Venetti, a representative from Johnson and Wales University, recently spoke to Foods 1 and Foods 2 classes at Newton-Conover High School. His presentation included a demonstration of preparing a pumpkin curry dish as well as the proper technique for using knives for food preparation. Students who complete Foods 1 and 2 at N-CHS are eligible for scholarships up to $1500 per year to attend Johnson & Wales University. For more information, contact Julia Styers, CTE Director at Julia_styers@nccs.k12.nc.us.
About Julia Styers
Julia Styers is the Director of Secondary Education, Career and Technical Education, and Student Services for Newton-Conover City Schools. Julia began teaching math at Newton-Conover High School in 1983. She became Assistant Principal at N-CHS in 2004 and served as Principal of South Newton Elementary School from 2010 - 2015. She was N-CHS Teacher of the Year and the recipient of the Ben Craig Educator of the Year for Catawba County in 2003. She was the NCCS Principal of the Year in 2011 and 2014. Julia received her Bachelors of Science in Secondary Mathematics from Lenoir Rhyne College and her Masters of School Administration from Appalachian State University. She and her husband Mike are the proud parents of Brandon, Ashley, Julianne, Jason, and Jonathan and grandparents of Rylee, Nicholas, Wesson, and Beau.