Niles students provide treats for senators at Capitol

LANSING, Mich. — Culinary students from Niles High School provided white chocolate cranberry cookies to senators and staff on Wednesday. The treat was offered on behalf of Sen. Kim LaSata to help celebrate the senator’s first bill being signed into law.

“I was proud to welcome these talented culinary students from Niles to help me in honoring the Senate tradition of providing a tasty treat for my first Senate bill becoming law,” said LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township. “I thank them for their hard work in making this event a success and trust that everyone enjoyed white chocolate cranberry cookies as much as I did.”

The students are participants of ProStart, which is an apprentice-style two-year high school program that helps train students for the restaurant and foodservice industry. Niles is one of 70 schools and career centers in Michigan that offer a ProStart curriculum, and more than 5,000 students in the state participate.