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Cameron High School Nutrition Manager Honored

Photo Provided Cameron High School cafeteria manager Karen Warsinsky is honored by the School Nutrition Association.

A Marshall County cafeteria manager is being honored for more than a decade of work for the district.

Cameron High School cafeteria manager Karen Warsinsky recently was named West Virginia Cafeteria Manager of the Year. Warsinsky began her career with Marshall County Schools 13 years ago and has been cafeteria manager for six years.

The award recognizes school nutrition managers for their contributions throughout their respective school careers. In order to receive the award, nominees must be a current School Nutrition Association member, hold an SNA certificate and be assigned to a school where they serve as a manager, head cook or assistant manager. Nominees were judged on cafeteria environment, SNA involvement, management and staff development. Along with the award, Warsinsky received a $1,000 scholarship for an award ceremony in Atlanta in July.

“I have very good co-workers and it’s very enjoyable to be their cafeteria manager,” Warsinsky said. “There are students out there who need special diets so I’ve learned how to prepare food for them over the years, which is a challenge sometimes. It’s also a learning experience.”

Jodi Dotson, a cook at the school who nominated Warsinsky, said she is an important part of the school environment.

“Karen makes sure all of our ordering is done and any special diets are taken care of for all the children,” Dotson said. “She makes the atmosphere a happy place to work and greets every student in the morning.”

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