Once again, the Bend High School Culinary Team has taken first place in the ORLA ProStart High School Culinary Championships. The competition, last weekend in Portland, is the seventh win for the teen chefs. Advisor Louise Markland says these kids are very focused: “The kids are actually out on the competition floor for about 3 hours; and they competed against 27 other teams in Oregon for the title and the bragging rights and the chance to go to a national competition as the Oregon team. Fortunately, my team shone a little brighter than the rest and we came away with a first place win." Markland says the kids, all seniors, have worked very hard for the competition and will take a couple weeks off before starting to practice for the National Championships in April. Mountain View High School came in third.