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Essex County student Megan Hackett competed on an episode of Food Network’s “Chopped Junior” that aired April 11.
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Essex County student Megan Hackett competed on an episode of Food Network’s “Chopped Junior” that aired April 11. Hackett had plans to use the $10,000 grand prize to start an after-school program for inner-city kids to experience the arts. Although the fifth-grader didn’t win the competition, she was the runner-up, besting two other junior chefs and impressing the judges with her culinary creativity. Essex County residents supported Hackett at a viewing party at SuzyQue’s BBQ and Bar in West Orange. When the talented 10-yearold isn’t cooking, she’s acting and singing.

Categories: Faces 2016, Homepage Features, Morris/Essex Health & Life