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Chelan students bring home gold from FCCLA National Competition in Nashville

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Chelan High School students (L-R): Leslie Vega-Sanchez, Adriana Cruz and Cassandra Lopez competed at the FCCLA Nationals to bring home gold. (Photo courtesy of Chelan High School)

Congratulations to Chelan High School students Leslie Vega-Sanchez, Adriana Cruz and Cassandra Lopez, who received a gold medal at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Competition in Nashville, Tennessee.

The girls received a score of 96 out of 100 in the Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation category, which had 120 students from 49 states competing.

“The Chelan High School FCCLA/Five Star members, led by Advisor Nancy Wilmot, have the opportunity to compete at state and national events,” CHS Principal Brad Wilson said in a press release. “The members also host the Taste of Chelan with partnering restaurants twice a year.”

“Thanks to all the local businesses and community members that support career and technical education programs at Chelan High School!” Wilson continued.

About the FCCLA

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.

Today over 160,000 members in more than 5,400 chapters are active in a network of associations in 47 states, including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, teen violence, and career exploration. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life — planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication — necessary in the home and workplace.

FCCLA Mission

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.

(By Brad Wilson, CHS)

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