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FCCLA students thrive at state conference
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Abby Hodge poses in front of her project titled “Teen Depression: Making a Difference” at the FCCLA State Leadership Conference over Spring Break.

Warren County High School FCCLA students were successful at State Leadership Conference over Spring Break. 

Abby Hodge competed in Interpersonal Communications with her project titled, “Teen Depression: Making a Difference.” Her presentation included information about her project at the high school called, “Depression Sucks,” where she distributed lollipops with affirmations on them to fellow students. 

Her presentation also included interpersonal communication techniques and a school flier informing students they are not alone and what resources are available to them. Hodge won first place, silver. 

Lesly Lara competed in Nutrition and Wellness with her project titled, “Health is the Best Wealth.” She earned first place, sold. Mackenzie Malone competed in the Baking and Pastry category and was tasked with preparing chocolate chip scones, Chouquettes, garlic rolls, and decorate a cake. Malone faced several opponents and earned the bronze ribbon.

Addison Myers competed in the Culinary Arts category and had to prepare Chicken Parmesan with a side of garlic parmesan noodles and a Caprese salad. Myers earned second place, silver. Brittany Wilkinson competed in the Job Interview category with her project, “Cheffin It Up.” She earned third place, gold. 

FCCLA’s next stop will be the National Leadership Conference in San Diego, Calif., this summer.