Area woman one of final two competitors in ‘Rachel Ray’ contest

Lauren Kudlawiec of Ebensburg is one of the final two contestants in “The Great American Cookbook Competition”?on the “Rachel?Ray” television show.

Kudlawiec, a 28-year-old teacher at Penn?Cambria High?School in Cresson, started as one of five finalists picked from a national competition that attracted almost 1,000 entries and has survived several challenges on the show to make it to the final two.

The contest winner will be picked on the May 19 episode of the program, which airs at 9 a.m. on WTAJ-TV.