Students from Lima West Middle School served up a meal that put their skills to the test.

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Students in the Career Connections class have been studying hospitality and tourism with their teacher Rachael Lesko. To help put some of those lessons into practice, the students ran a "restaurant" where they served spaghetti for lunch.

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This involved planning, cooking, and serving the meal; skills that Lesko says will help her students in the future.

"A lot of them already applying for jobs and a majority of them will start working in the food industry to begin - so this gives them great experience and kind of an introduction to what will be expected for them," said Lesko.

About 110 students participated in this event.

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