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FCCLA Students Compete at State Conference

These seven Forest Hills High students and their advisers attended the State Leadership Conference in Greensboro. They competed in three events, winning medals in all three. They took one first place and two second place awards in the statewide competition.

Seven students from the Forest Hills High Family Career and Community Leaders of America Club (FCCLA) recently attended the FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Greensboro. Accompanied by their advisers, Mrs. Joanne Hesley and Mrs. Dawn Jordan, the students participated in meetings, ceremonies, and entertainment activities,  but their main focus was competition. After weeks of careful preparation, they competed in three events and earned medals in all three.

Alma Castillo, Oumy Faye, and Yaquelin Andrew competed in the event Illustrated Talk. Their talk was titled “Child Abuse Awareness.” They focused on a child abuse case that they studied. They finished in 2nd place and left with a silver medal.

Halie Bivens and Jillia Jordan competed in the event Life Event Planning where they had to map out the steps and necessities of throwing a 16th birthday party. They also placed 2nd and earned a silver medal.

Shaniyha Rushing and Monique Tyson competed in the event  Interpersonal Communication with the talk titled “Joining Families Together.” In their event, they had to warn the community about lack of communication between families. They created a survey for the student body to take and created graphs and brochures. They won a gold medal for 1st place in the state competition. They earned the chance to compete at Nationals this summer in Washington D.C., July 5-9. While preparing for the competition, they will also be fundraising and handing out sponsorship letters to local businesses and restaurants. Contribute to their Go Fund Me campaign to help them attend the National Conference in Washington D.C.

Written by: Shaniyha Rushing
Posted: Jun 01, 2015 by Judy Davis

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