A group of FCCLA students from Lovell High School competed at the Wyoming State FCCLA Convention in Cheyenne this week. The convention was held March 19-22. Several qualified to compete at Nationals, which will be held in Nashville, Tenn., July 6-11.
Students receiving gold medals included Cole Moncur for extemporaneous speaking, which is not a Nationals qualifying event.
Those receiving medals that do qualify them to compete at Nationals included Tessa Watson, who took the gold for State Star Event, “Food Innovations.” Brianna Harvey also took a gold medal for a State Star Event, “Promote and Publicize FCCLA.” Jacob Mayes took silver for his State Star Event, “Recycle Redesign.” Madison Tippetts brought home a silver medal for her State Star Event, “Illustrated Talk,” which qualifies her to go to Nationals if the gold winner decides to not attend. Dylan May and Cassi Colvin won the team silver for their State Star Event on “Interpersonal Communications,” which qualifies them to attend Nationals if the gold winner decides to not attend.
Jordan Harper and Journee Burton took the team bronze for their State Star Event “Focus on the Children.”
Krystina Croft did not place in her Career Investigation event but did receive a score in the silver rating. Lovell Chapter Advisor Alana Thackeray noted that Croft competed in a very large and very competitive category.
The Lovell Chapter was awarded second place for their Awareness of the March of Dimes during FCCLA week. Thackeray noted that the team brought back 26 food and commodities boxes and 13 Avon product boxes from Feed The Children organization. The chapter donated $300 for the boxes, which were donated to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lovell for special distribution.
“The Students all did a great job and they represented our school very well,” said Thackeray. “As their advisor I was very pleased with how they conducted themselves at all of the events. They are definitely a great group of young men and women.”
By Patti Carpenter