Bordallo Congratulates Simon Sanchez ProStart Team on Placing 1st at National ProStart Invitational


Washington D.C. – Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo issued the following statement after Team Guam won 1st place in the 12th Annual ProStart Invitational held in Baltimore, Maryland.


The National ProStart Invitational is the nation’s top restaurant management and culinary arts high school competition held from April 19 to 21.

READ Congresswoman Bordallo’s statement below:

Team Guam competed with the top ProStart students from 43 states and territories nationwide testing their skills, talents, and passion for the culinary arts, winning up to $1.4 million in scholarships. Team Guam comprises Angelica Sia, Airen Magday, Leyann Lusung, and Mac Daniel Dimla from Simon Sanchez High School in Yigo.  


[L-R: Norman Aguilar, Marivic Schrage, Airen Ritchele Magday, Angelica Sia, Leyann Lusung, Mac Daniel Dimla, Peter Duenas, Monica Duenas).

ProStart is a three-year nationally recognized program developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). It is based on the study of food preparation, customer service, and food service management. The program is led by the Guam Community College and the Guam Department of Education, and is available at Simon Sanchez High School, George Washington High School, John F. Kennedy High School and Southern High School.

“I congratulate Team Guam on winning first place in our nation’s most prestigious restaurant management and culinary arts competition for high school students,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “I join our community in congratulating our culinary champions for a job well done, and I commend Angelica, Airen, Leyann, and Mac on being ambassadors of our island’s cuisine and traditions.”