Lead baker Langrehr wins bake off

Nathan Trimmer, Adviser

For the last decade the journalism class has held an annual holiday cookie-bake off in true holiday spirit. Students taking the course, journalism 1, 2, 3 or 4 volunteer to make their own spirited version of a holiday cookie in an effort to win over the hearts and minds (taste buds, too) of their peers. 

This year’s competition took place Dec. 14 and consisted of eight worthy competitors and six committed judges. Each cookie was evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5 (least favorite to most favorite) in areas of taste, presentation and holiday spirit. Judge’s comments without revealing their identities are also included. 

The winner? Junior Veronica Langrehr. Not only were her cookies festive (high score of 24 design points), but they were tasty and received top scores in nearly every category. 

Langrehr was confident in her baking skills and thrilled to score a 72 of a possible 75 points. 

“I’m pretty proud of myself for making a good cookie, and I was pretty excited when I saw that I had the highest score,” said Langregr.  

Other top scores included a 65/75 from sophomore Angelina Wilson and 64/75 from senior Jake Rahilly.