Amory Culinary and Tourism Students Tour Oxford

Amory Career and Technical Center’s Culinary I, Culinary II, and Tourism and Hospitality classes traveled to the University of Mississippi Gertrude Ford Center on Dec. 6 to view the Holiday Village Gingerbread exhibit. While the classes were waiting to begin their tour, actress Mary Haskell, who is married to Amory native Sam Haskell, read Christmas books to the children and posed for photos with students. After touring the exhibit, the group traveled to Holli’s Sweet Tooth, an Oxford candy shop. Amory culinary students recently participated in the 10-year tradition of exhibiting gingerbread creations at the Amory Municipal Museum. The tourism class is taught by Chris Pace, and the culinary classes are taught by Dianne Young.

First row, from left to right: Destoni Fields, Matthew Buckingham, Kaylee Adams, Mary Haskell (chair), Marcia Miller, and April Williams. Second row, from left to right: Dianne Young, Chris Satterwhite, KeKe Weatherspoon, Li'Metris Vasser, Jamaya Baker, Yaiza Smit, Madison Bell, Will Buskirk, J.D. Baker, Conner Stevens, Jonathan Daniels, Lily Surette, Alisea Edwards, Alysea Fears, and Chris Pace.


Connections is the magazine for K-12 career and technical education (CTE) in Mississippi. The biannual publication features students, educators, schools, and organizations from approximately 50 career pathways across 16 career clusters. This Mississippi Department of Education publication is produced by the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University. Issues are disseminated in print and electronic forms in May and December each year.

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