On Friday, Feb. 1, River Dell Elementary staff participated in a chili cook-off to gear up for Superbowl weekend.
Thirteen teachers entered chili into the competition which was judged by special guest Johnston County Public School Opertations Direcetor John Bell, School Resource Officer Mike Medlin and Board of Education member Tracie Zukowski.
The staff was also able to enjoy the chili's and appetizers that were provided. There were five top spots who received a golden spoon as a prize.
In fifth place Julie Bennett and Lindsay Pecora tied for the spot. In fourth place was Nancy Wielechowski, in third place Kim Perez and in first place was Rachel Squillini.
"The first annual RDE Superbowl Chili Cookoff was so much fun," RDE Assistant Principal Jenny Durko said.
Durko is the one who organized the cook-off and it was a huge success. RDE is hoping to make this a tradition.