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FHHS FCCLA Members Competes in State Level Competition

 Five of Forest Hills students competed in a FCCLA State level competition, Students Taking Action for Recognition, in Greensboro, NC at the Koury Convention Center on March 31, 2014-April 2, 2014.  Also, two other students Monique Tyson (10th grade) and Danielle Johnson (12th grade), attended the conference as chapter member delegates.

Fortunately, Rebekah Bowman (10th grade) won second place for the category, “Illustrated Talk,” and Janzel Johnson (9th grade) and Brooke Godwin (10th grade) won 3rd place in the category, “Focus on Children.” This was the first time FCCLA competed in a competition in years, as we have had inactive chapters for more than ten years. The students worked very hard after school each day to reach this success.

In addition, two students, Shaniyha Rushing (10th grade) and Courtney Allen (11th grade), won gold medals for the category “Promote and Publicize FCCLA,” and will be competing in the National competition in San Antonio in July against other school in the United States.  FCCLA will host a Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, May 3rd at the Applebee’s in Monroe, NC to help in funding their trip to San Antonio, TX. Please help by donating $7.00 to eat breakfast with us. Tickets are available at Forest Hills High School through the Family and Consumer Science department.

As their advisor, I am proud of each of their accomplishments, and cannot wait until next year to work with these phenomenal students. The students had a great experience as each meet new people, attended workshops, competed in STAR events, learned new line dances, and welcomed the ultimate leadership experience into their lives.

I leave you with a note written by Shaniyha Rushing on behalf of all FCCLA members:

I am proud to say that our hard work paid off. We did this thing together and of course it wouldn't be so without the best advisor in the world; Kimberly Burke! Thanks for her hard work, her dedication, her patience, her willingness, her kindness, and yes her harshness. We went to Greensboro with our heads held high and with confidence. Being worried rose in our hearts but that didn’t stop us from presenting with an attitude that blew the judges shoes off their feet. We were nervous to hear the results, breaking out in sweats, the palms of my hands sweaty, with my partner and I praying, telling me, “don’t worry we got this.” Whether it was 1st place 2nd place, or even 3rd place we made it to the state conference, walked across the stage with a medal, and left with a smile and memories that will never be forgotten. So I say to you join FCCLA to discover you voice, and experience the ultimate leadership experience. Why? Because we are facing new horizons!       

Written by: Kimberly Burke, CTE Teacher/FCCLA Advisor
Posted: Apr 24, 2014 by Judy Davis

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