BRIDGEWATER, NJ - This year marked the 10th anniversary of the annual Hillside Intermediate School Celebrity Chef Challenge, which brings together students, staff, parents and community members to share their favorite recipes and compete with the school community.

Guests were treated to a wide range of foods, and then were asked to tip the treats they enjoyed the most. The money raised provides secondary and university scholarships for the Roots & Shoots partners in Kenya and Tanzania.

The event is sponsored by the Roots & Shoots Club at Hillside, Students Raising Students, which is committed to learning about the lives of children around the world and promoting the educational rights and aspirations of all children.

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The program’s mission is to raise awareness about the impact of poverty on the lives of children in East Africa, and to increase their educational opportunities.

— Photos by Dawn Wilde