Student standout: Tech high senior hopes to pursue passion for cooking | Local News

Abigail Angles’ favorite class takes place in the kitchen.

While at Washington County Technical High School in Hagerstown, the 18-year-old senior has discovered a passion for the culinary arts.

She even has put her skills to work at the Clear Spring Creamery.

“At the creamery, I helped stock cones and wiped tables,” she said. “I also washed dishes.”

Angles is one of 12 students in the transitional-skills program at Tech High, where she studies twice a week. She also is a student at Clear Spring High School.

The students in the program are introduced to many career fields, including culinary arts, early-childhood education, carpentry, electrical jobs, health occupations and cosmetology.

But for Angles, she hopes to hone the skills she has learned in the kitchen for her future career.

“I’m planning on working part time this summer in the culinary-arts field. And my cooking is delicious,” she said.

When she is not in the kitchen, Angles participates in Special Olympics through Unified Sports. She is on the tennis, bocce, and track-and-field teams.

She also has several volunteer jobs at Trinity Lutheran Church, where she works in the kitchen serving meals for the Civitan Committee and helps pack food bags for the Micah’s Backpack program.

Angles also volunteers at the Clear Spring Creamery and Clear Spring Town Hall, where she works in the mayor’s office once a week.

One of Angles’ teachers said her positive attitude is going to help her succeed once she graduates this spring.

“Abbey has a really good personality where she can just come into a room and light it up, and she takes on the new skills very quickly,” said Cindy Logsdon, a life-skills teacher at Washington County Technical High School.

Angles will attend Hagerstown Community College in the fall to continue her studies.

Her mother, Stephanie Angles, is excited about…

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