Monica Simms, a Delgado Community College Culinary Arts student and single mother of three, is studying to be a pastry chef. She got the surprise of a lifetime today when she appeared on the Today Show on NBC to receive a $10,600 check from Arrowhead Mills and also a set of “Cake Boss” tools from Buddy Valastro himself!
You can see the full clip here (sorry for the quality, it was taken from my iPhone on the TV).
The Today Show website also posted a video of Simms in the studio; this version does not include her backstory and surprise video of her in New Orleans.
Employees at Delgado dressed in their Black & Gold to support the Saints against the Panthers for a Thursday night match-up.
Hilton Guidry, Leslie Salinero, Tyler Scheuermann
Carla Coury, Ben Franklin, Francine Miguel
Duriel Hayes, Sandra Joseph
Charmaine Rowan, Adrienne Harris, Inez Barnes, Nadia Mingo, Lolita Cousin
Judson Yates, Marie Moore
What started out as a makeshift park by local skateboarders is now on the fast track to becoming a public skatepark in the New Orleans Gentilly area. The city donated $150,000 in ramps and an additional $60,000 in donations came from the Tulane City Center. Construction at the Parisite Skate Park is set to begin in July and should be finished later this year.
Below are a few pictures of what is currently in place at the skatepark that is located under Interstate 610 at Paris Avenue:
Photos courtesy of louisianaconcreteskateparks.com
And here is an artist rendering of what is being planned by the the City Planning Commission: