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Winners received trophies and prizes such as gift certificates, Dutch ovens – of course – grills and other cooking implements. Sponsors included Granite Bakery, Camp Chef, Cabela’s, Chuck-a-Rama, IKEA and Sportsman’s Warehouse.
Although the cook off ended in one smoky, tasty, fun day, the students had to sign up and submit their recipes a couple of months in advance. A lot of planning and preparation went into it, but Wayman said it’s all worthwhile for the kids.
The 23rd Riverview Jr. High Annual Ninth Grade Dutch Oven Cook Off
First Place » Karli Nicholes and Gabby Benson
Polenta pie with cheese and tomato sauce, tortellini with creamy vegetables, Big Kahuna cookies
Second Place » Makaleigh Rogers and Jorgia Gomez
Pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, monkey bread
Third Place » Carson Chacon and Anthony Valdez
Chili verde, red enchilada casserole
Best Complete Dutch Oven » Makayla Rosevear and Addie Hanks
BBQ chicken wings, sparkling potatoes, Mississippi mud pie
Best Dessert » Hadley Hawkins and Robyn DeMann
Best Costume » Mady Stauffer and Allison Campbell
"Junior high kids get a negative rap, but they are very adventurous and have a lot of talents and a lot of skills," she said. "This is a really positive aspect to kids this age."
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