15 Students Receive National Credentials in Restaurant Management

September 12, 2000

Fifteen West Virginia high school restaurant management students have received national credentials from the National Restaurant Association.  

The students received the national certification for their involvement in the ProStart restaurant management program. To receive the credential, students must pass a rigorous national certification test, complete a two-year program and participate in a 400-hour paid internship.  

West Virginia students received 15 of the first 122 national awards during the 1999-2000 school year. The ProStart program has been implemented at 36 high schools and vocational centers in the Mountain State.  

Students receiving the credential include: Melissa L. Butler and Adam Geer, John Marshall High School, Marshall County; Beth Johnson, Putnam County Career Center, Putnam County; Anthony Liston and Jeremy Shahan, Barbour County Technical Center, Barbour County; Michelle Kitchen, Chatham D. Sinclair and Jason T. Wahl, Wheeling Park High School, Ohio County; Margaret Ayers, Fayette Plateau Vocational Center, Fayette County; Robert Wilson, Calhoun-Gilmer Vocational Technical Center, Calhoun/Gilmer County; Charles C. Baker, Candie L. Morgan and Derek B. Thomas, Greenbrier East High School, Greenbrier County; and Brandy Allender and Amber Currence, Randolph County Technical Center, Randolph County.

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