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Carrick 10th grader needs recipies for her CHS cook book


Katelynn Lucchino

A fifteen year old Carrick High Sophomore is undertaking a huge task compiling a Carrick High Cookbook.

Katelynn Lucchino, a tenth grader at Carrick High, has chosen to create the Carrick High Cook Book for her Center for Advanced Study (CAS) project and she is hoping alumni, teachers, current students and their families will send her their favorite recipes. The recipes could be a main dish, salads, soups, cookies, pies or cakes.

“To my knowledge, no one has ever made an official Carrick High Cook Book,” she said. “The profits of the sale of the Cook Book will be donated to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank which will allow us to give back to our community.”

Almost 30,000 students have graduated from Carrick High since the school opened in September 1924.

The CAS teacher overseeing Katie’s project is CAS teacher Christine Canovali, a CHS math teacher.

To be included in the cook book, send recipes by e-mail to or mail them to Carrick High School, 125 Parkfield Street, Pittsburgh PA 15210 Attention: Ms. Canovali. Include name, year graduated, the name of the recipe, how many it serves, prep time, cook time, ingredients and the directions.

“I picked a topic that I wanted to research and do a project to show my understanding of that topic. I decided to create the cook book because food is something universal,” Katie explain. “Everyone loves food, it’s not just limited to one type of cuisine, and everyone has a favorite food. I want to show the different favorite foods and the different ways people prepare it.

“I would like to include recipes of alumni from the earlier years of Carrick High School, all the way to our students and teachers of today. Our recipes will be altogether in one book showing that we are all still a part of our Carrick High.”

Deadline for sending in the recipes is the last week in March. Katie plans to sell copies once the cook book is completed and all the profits will be going to the food bank.

“I’m in an advanced course that requires me to think critically and learn how to explore and learn further. This course is a basic version of our overall graduation project which we need to graduate from CHS. I must finish four such projects in order to get my CAS seal with my diploma at my graduation.” Katie concluded.


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