Nancy Lopez Named CFISD Student of the Week

Nancy Lopez

Cypress Ridge High School senior Nancy Lopez won first place in the second annual Hospitality Educators Association of Texas (HEAT) State Cupcake Battle on May 4 in Allen. Lopez’s mocha cupcakes also won Most Technical Cupcake and Best Frosting in the competition. Lopez had previously won third place in a HEAT regional cupcake battle.

School: Cypress Ridge High School

Age: 18

Grade: 12

Accomplishments: Won first place at Texas state cupcake battle; won third place in regional cupcake battle.

Favorite class: Culinary arts. “Cooking is my passion.”

Favorite thing to do after class: Play soccer and bake.

Favorite song: “Underneath the Stars” by The Cure.

Favorite website: www.BrownEyedBaker.com. “It has fantastic recipes.”

Favorite TV show: That 70s Show. “I love to laugh.”

Favorite Movie: Sixteen Candles (“It’s funny and sweetly romantic.”) and 500 Days of Summer (“It’s just the best movie ever!”).

Ambition: “My ambition is to become a better baker (hopefully through a culinary arts college) and to always satisfy people’s stomachs with my amazing creations.”

What topics/things are you passionate about? Playing soccer; baking and learning new recipes; learning in general.

What inspires you? “I’m inspired by my family and my culinary arts teacher, Mrs. [Meredith] Owen.”

What three things can’t you live without? My family, music and baking.