New York State Agriculture in the Classroom and the New York Beef Council recently announced the winners of the 2022 Top Cut Beef Contest, which is a statewide contest.  At South Seneca, the two current seventh grade Agriculture classes, led by teacher Patty Parsons, entered their beef themed dishes.  

Period 3/4 created Chili Sundaes and period 7/8 created Garlic Butter Steak Bites.  This year the theme was Cafeteria Takeover, so dishes had to be nutritionally balanced and cost effective.

Parsons recently found out that the period 3/4 class, with their Chili Sundaes, placed third place in the Middle School category. Their meal consisted of a base of rice, followed by no-bean chili, beans, salsa, corn, sour cream, a cherry tomato, and cheese and fresh parsley to top it off!  Also part of the meal was applesauce, garlic bread, and milk.

The period 7/8 class created their Garlic Butter Steak Bites, served with garlic sauteed green beans, fresh pineapple, a dinner roll, and milk.  

"Both dishes were enjoyed by the students when we created them," Parsons said.

As a third place winner, the school will receive a banner with our school name on it and $50 from the New York Beef Council to spend on items for the classroom, Parsons added.