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The Iron Hawk competition, in which Terrace students compete to make the tastiest dish in a limited time span, was held on Wednesday, May 15. After a short delay to find a replacement judge (who turned out to be Kimberly Nelson), the competition began. Twelve students, representing all grades, were divided into six kitchens, making dishes ranging from a Sunday dinner of ham and mashed potatoes to a Middle Eastern tabouleh with rice and vegetables.

After an hour and a half of furious chopping, grilling, baking and seasoning, the completed meals were presented to judges and the audience. Serving as judge alongside Nelson were Melvin Banuelos, a two-time Iron Hawk champion from 2010 and 2011 and chef at the Mediterranean-themed Currant Bistro; and Kyle Cole, owner of Spark, a Redmond pizza restaurant.

It took thirty nervous minutes for the numbers to be tabulated as the audience got to sample the food. Every participant received an award, but only seniors Cassidy Sadler and Nikola Johnson won the overall competition with their dish of spring rolls with zucchini noodles—something described by Nelson as “far from [their] comfort zone.”

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Nathaniel Reyes
Nathaniel Reyes, News Co-Editor
Nathaniel Reyes is a News Co-Editor at the Hawkeye and a senior at MTHS. He joined Hawkeye to see what journalism is like, how it works and to be a part of it. He hopes to help others learn important critical thinking and journalistic skills which he believes will help make the world a better place. In his free time, Nathaniel studies various transit systems around the world and enjoys cultural exchanges between youths from different cultures and countries as well as casual politics.
Nolan DeGarlais
Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief
Editor-in-Chief Nolan DeGarlais is in his senior year of high school and is a fourth-year staff member of the Hawkeye. This year, Nolan hopes to lead the Hawkeye in coverage of all of the events that have the potential to impact the school community. Nolan also hopes to further develop the Hawkeye as an editor and a leader by helping other staff members to be successful in all aspects of journalism, including writing, graphics, photography and design. Under his leadership, Nolan hopes that the Hawkeye will continue to shine as one of the top student publications in the state and nation. In his free time, he enjoys reading, hiking, watching movies and spending time with friends.
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