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On Thursday, Feb. 7, El Dorado High School’s student council
held its first "Taste of El Dorado" event, seeking to raise
funds for a Close-Up trip for students to Washington, D.C. next spring. Twelve
East Valley restaurants participated, serving generous samples from their menus
to more than 100 guests at the Chandler-area high school.
"It was a very interesting event," expressed a
representative from Dine (Di-NAY) Yummy, which specializes in
Navajo fry bread. "We enjoyed coming, and it’s nice to get the exposure." A
similar sentiment was shared by other vendors, including some larger, more
"I know it was El Dorado’s first
event like this," said a representative from The Hungry Monk, "but it
was well done and the staff was really nice." Representatives from both
Dragon Wok and Rosati’s restaurants agreed they would
definitely return to El Dorado for similar future events.
Guests dined outside in El Dorado’s courtyard for three hours, enjoying beautiful evening weather, a strolling violist, and a talented vocalist from El Dorado’s senior class. As the sun set, tiki lights blazed while guests continued to chat and help themselves to additional servings from their
"We’re glad to help these students," shared a Chandler husband and wife. "The food was delicious and we are definitely going to try out some of these restaurants."
On the menu were tacos from Don Taco, chicken wings from The Hungry Monk, sweet and sour chicken from Dragon Wok, sushi rolls from Eastwind Sushi & Grill, pizza squares from Rosati’s, jerk chicken from Hot Pot, pulled pork from Rudy’s Country Store & BBQ, Navajo fry bread from Dine Yummy, sourdough bread slices from Bread Connection, fruit pops from Paletas Betty, and cake slices from Lisa’s Rum Cake. The Devil’s Kitchen, in
addition to cookies and cold cuts, handed out $5 gift cards.
School staff marveled at the success of the event, commenting on the generous portion sizes the vendors afforded as well as the support from the
community. Patrons of "A Taste of El Dorado" included several school principals and a member of the Chandler City Council. "We’re grateful to
be a part of this outstanding community," said El Dorado High School Principal David Miller.
El Dorado High School is a public charter high school located in northeast Chandler. The school recently received a B+ rating from the State of Arizona. With a small school population, EDHS operates using a welcoming, nurturing learning environment, which explains the final thoughts of Student Council President Victoria Gonzalez. "We did everything we set out to do and the results were fantastic," she said. "Even after we (seniors) graduate, we
will definitely come back to El Dorado and help out with the next one!"
Students at El Dorado High School in Chandler ended
2012 in generous fashion, by bringing holiday presents and cheer to more than a
dozen children and adults through the school’s "Angel Tree" program.
El Dorado students and staff selected items from the
school’s Angel Tree list throughout the holiday season, and delivered gifts to
families before the school’s Christmas break. Students from El Dorado’s Student
Council made the trip to deliver the presents, and remarked on the happy
response from the children receiving gifts. "It was amazing," said Alveena Syed,
a Student Council member.
"The kids did an incredible job," said Emma Schindel,
El Dorado’s Student Council Advisor. "I think they were moved by how
appreciative these families were."
El Dorado students also brought in an assortment of
canned and boxed food items for holiday donation. Students filled holiday
containers with food, and even competed to make the most generous
donations. "Their dedication to this program was truly impressive," said Amy
Basaraba, an El Dorado English instructor and an organizer of the holiday food
El Dorado High School is located at 2200 N. Arizona
Ave., Ste. 17, in Chandler. For more information about school events and
activities, contact the front office at 480-726-9536.