McDowell High School culinary art students participated in their annual gingerbread competition recently. The students not only made the gingerbread and frosting from scratch, they designed, decorated and constructed their houses. McDowell High School staff came in to vote for their favorite houses while enjoying a homemade gingerbread man made by the students. The winners of the competition are the creators of “Nature’s Christmas.” (From left) Brooke Friesland, Charlie Moore, Alyssa Rich, Makayla Martin and Lorene Briston.