Shannel Tejuco poses with culinary arts teacher and mentor, Chef Art Luna after placing first at the C-CAP competition.

Granada Hills Charter High School (GHCHS) culinary arts student Shannel Tejuco has earned a full-ride scholarship, valued at $122,584, after placing first at the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) competition held at the Jonathan Town Club in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, May 3.

“I was so nervous,” said Shannel, “Everything had to be perfect!”

 Upon graduation, she will attend Johnson & Wales University in Denver, Colorado, where she plans to pursue a major in Culinary Arts and Business.

Granada Hills sent a total of six talented young chefs to the C-CAP competition and each won scholarships, totaling $136,484 out of the $739,000 awarded.

The other C-CAP competitors were Isaiah Rosario, Ian Sherman, Andrew Mercado and Sabrina Forte, Class of 2016, along with Natalie Babikian, Class of 2017, who received a special mention.

“It was easy to see the intelligence and capacity of the students chosen to perform at the C-CAP challenge,” said Chef Art Luna, GHCHS culinary arts teacher. “They are savvy and creative, and I am very proud of their accomplishments.”