Graduate to start at Austin culinary school in fall

Samantha Escalona, a 2010 graduate of Memorial High School, has been accepted into the "La Cordon Bleu" Texas Culinary Academy in Austin. Samantha is the daughter of Sylvester and Blanche M. Galvan and Louis and Veronica Escalona. She is the granddaughter of Armando (Jack) Torres, Dora C. Soloman, Louis Escalona and the late Blanche G. Garza.