FCCLA Advisor Encourages CHS Students to “Join the Club”
by Loni Rahm
Three Chelan High School students and their advisor left town with high hopes to do well at the FCCLA Leadership Conference, held June 26 – July 3 in Atlanta, Georgia. They were not disappointed.
The students returned home with two national gold medals to add to the gold they had already earned in regional and state competitions.
Pictured above (left to right) are Andrea Villa-Garcia, Caden Doggett, Madison Latter, and FCCLA Advisor, Nancy Wilmot.
- Andrea Villa-Garcia will be a Senior next year at CHS. She won a gold medal in Career Investigation at the state competition and helped with the Job Interview Event at Nationals.
- Caden Doggett will be a Sophomore next year. He won a gold medal in Food Innovations by creating his own dessert with flavors that were not from North America. He also created a tri-fold presentation display board.
- Madison Latter will be a Sophomore next year. She won a gold medal in Career Investigation. She did a job shadow of a surgeon at the hospital and created a 36 page portfolio.
All three students competed at the regional level and won a gold medal, which propelled them into state competition where they also won a gold medal. FCCLA Advisor, Nancy Wilmot said “they have all worked hard for many months.”
The Taste of Chelan Restaurant Walk, FCCLA’s primary fundraiser, makes it possible for students to compete on the state and national level. It is held twice a year: on the first Friday in October & the first Friday in May.
Wilmot indicated there were forty students in the Chelan High School FCCLA Club last year, and extended an invitation for new and returning CHS students to join FCCLA — a club where students can develop leadership skills and connect with other students and local business owners. And just possibly, earn gold!
FCCLA stands for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. It is a national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education.
The FCCLA Mission is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.