Mystery Bag Cooking Challenge

Chef Kim's students were challenged with a Mystery Bag Cooking contest. The students did not know ahead of time what ingredients they were going to have to prepare.  They were required to use items in the bag and supplement with any ingredients from the pantry they wanted to use; similar to a "Chopped" challenge. 

The required ingredients were bone-in chicken thigh/pork chop, swiss chard, orange prosciutto, cannellini beans, basil and red pepper jelly.

Winning students from 3rd block were Group 1: Latavia Colimon, Elvin Rodriguez, Mack Williams, and Lea-Juwon Wallace. They prepared grilled/sauteed chicken, with stuffed mushrooms, and sauteed chard, along with cannellini beans with peppers and mushrooms.

4th block students were Zandria Smith, winner, as well as Victor Ventura-Laureano, and German Ventura Laureano. Zandria's winning dish was: Pan seared Pork Chop with Orange sundried tomato pesto, Sauteed Swiss chard with crispy prosciutto, and cannellini beans with sundried tomato and basil.

Robotics League Tournament

On February 2nd, Military Magnet Academy’s Robotics team “Robo Eagles” hosted and participated in the very first East SC Tech Challenge Robotics League Tournament. This exciting inaugural event showcased 18 Robotics teams showing off what they learned and invented all season. The teams competed with their robots for an opportunity to advance to the SC State First Tech Challenge Championship. This is a tremendous opportunity for our Scholars and participants in the State of South Carolina, particularly as it relates to the future STEM workforce in the Palmetto State.

As our guest speaker, State Representative Sylleste Davis said, “STEM is important to our Scholars' future.” MMA had a packed house to promote the STEM initiative! Out of 18 total teams, the Robo Eagles ranked 16 with 299 points scored. There was a total of 10 matches ending in the Robo Eagles being invited to collaborate with the Ground Shakers in the Alliance. The Robo Eagles did not advance to State this season; however, we exemplified “Gracious Professionalism” while cheering our fellow robotics teams on to victory. This has been an exciting season thus far for the Robo Eagles and we will continue to grow and learn! 

I would like to give a special thanks to Ms. Lowman, TSgt White, Ms. Reed, and the Admin Staff for coming out and supporting the event. I would also like to send a special thank you to our Senior Alumni who came from College to run the Eagles concession stand. Lastly, we would like to thank Ms. Sally-Ann Archie, a parent, and mentor, who has been an asset to Military Magnet with volunteering to help in any capacity and supporting our Robo Eagles and Cyber Security team.