Archive for Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Local FCCLA students compete in Orlando

August 7, 2012

Sixteen students from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America programs at Tonganoxie High School and Tonganoxie Middle School recently traveled to Orlando, Fla., for the 2012 National Leadership Conference.

Students competed in Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) events, in which members were recognized for proficiency and achievement in group and individual projects.

Middle school competitors were Haley Arevalo and Kelsey Davis, illustrated talk; Emma DeMaranville, Brook Bolon and Angela Faherty, chapter service manual; Brynlee Robbins and Nicole Zerrer, interpersonal communications; and Kennedy Morey, nutrition and wellness. High school competitors were Katelyn Waldeier and Rachel Gumm, hospitality, tourism and recreation; Lauren Hughes, Taylor Clark and Paige Lauri, advocacy; and Wes Williams, job interview.

Eight middle school competitors and six high school competitors earned medals in their respective events. Waldeier and Gumm won the top national award in their event. They received scholarship money as part of the award.

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