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Super Sunday Hall of Fame Member Paola Schwartz

Photo of Super Sabado Hall of Fame member Paola SchwartzPaola Schwartz was born and raised in Mexico City, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from a private university. Soon after graduating, she married and moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky. Paola has three children, and it was the birth of her twin sons that sparked the change in her professional aspirations and desire to further her education. At the age of 2, both sons were diagnosed with Autism and Celiac Disease.

After the diagnosis of her sons, she began to research alternative medicine for children with Autism and Celiac Disease. That is when she learned about nutritional guidance and gluten free cooking. Thus began her journey as a culinary student. Even though cooking had never been of interest to Paola, she started cooking from scratch and discovered the world of culinary nutrition, changing the diet of her entire family. In 2011, when her children reached the age in which they could attend school full time, she decided to enroll in the Culinary Arts program at SKYCTC.

Paola rose to the challenge of being a wife, mother and student and graduated from SKYCTC in 2014 with her Associate Degree in Culinary Arts. Paola marks this achievement as a stepping stone in her journey to reach her ultimate goal, becoming certified as a personal chef through the American Culinary Federation.

For me it is an honor today to be the one who represents the Hispanic community, because I believe we have so much to offer to this country that is now our home. We are intelligent, hard-working people, with strong values and a heart filled with solidarity and a joy for life. I believe every person in the Hispanic community has the desire in his heart to have a positive impact in their communities and to make sure that they are making this a better place, for generations to come.

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) office and each of its 16 colleges are celebrating the sixth year partnering with African-American and Latino churches throughout the state to host college information fairs for prospective students and their families. Since 2011, we have partnered with more than 150 churches and have shared the Yes We Can Go To College message with more than 35,000 individuals. This community-based outreach effort is paying off resulting in increased college attendance among African- Americans and Latinos in Kentucky.

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