Collegiate Freshman Wins Baking Contest

Collegiate 9th Grader Charlotte Smith, and her mother, Beth Vetrovec, have been named winners of the Richmond Times-Dispatch's A Taste of Richmond Holiday Cookie Contest. Their Christmas Cookie Surprise Boxes — crisp sugar cookies stacked and held together by buttercream “glue” and then filled with festive red and green mini M&M’s — earned the top spot with 128 out of this year’s 599 votes. Read more about their edible boxes here. Congrats, Charlotte!