WCHS students brought home silver and gold from a recent Family Career and Community Leaders of America state competition.
“This group is energetic, hard-working, dedicated and most of all, an intelligent and fun group of students who are leaders within their school and community,” said Suzanne Prater, who is an FCCLA adviser alongside Connie Bell, Whitney Stock and Ragan Emerine. “We are very proud of their hard work.”
FCCLA members organize various community service projects throughout the school year and presented them in a regional competition in hopes of advancing to the state competition and then, the national competition.
Of the state winners:
• Ella Hale and Joey Hitchcock helped Viola Valley Dogs. Their project, named Critter Care, won a bronze medal at regional and won a silver medal at state.
• Ashley Dyer and Kelsey Pepper helped Children’s Advocacy Center. Their project, named Stop The Hurt, won a gold medal at regional, a silver medal at state, and will advance to national competition.
• Kaylee Herrington and Lucas Patterson collected hygiene products and cleaning products and donated them to local organizations. Their project, named Hearts for Hygiene, won a gold medal at regional and a silver medal at state.
• Olivia Gallagher and Kami Roberson collected diapers for a local benevolent clothing room and the battered women’s shelter. Their project, named Diaper Dayz, received a gold medal at regional, a silver medal at state, and will advance to national competition.
• Alexandria Bell and Landon Lopez created a website of a faux resort, The Greenhouse. They received a bronze medal at regional, a gold medal at state and will advance to national competition.
• Savannah Vaughn and Devin Key competed in Culinary. They were given a menu and had to construct a timeline, prepare the meal and present it. They placed fifth and received a silver medal.
Teams advancing to the national competition will be traveling to the National Leadership Conference in Texas in July.