Students from the Lorain County JVS Culinary Academy recently participated in the state competition of Family Career and Community Leaders of America.
Seven students (pictured) will advance to the national competition this July in San Diego.
Among those heading to California is Wellington’s Madeline Marinelli (culinary arts), who placed first in the culinary team event.
Also performing well was Wellington’s Hannah Staffeld (culinary arts), who placed third in the food innovations event.
FCCLA is a nonprofit national career and technical organization for students in family and consumer sciences education in public and private school through grade 12.
Members have 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.
Courtesy photo JVS Culinary Arts Academy students advancing to the FCCLA National Competition are Madeline Marinelli, Billy Saki, Annaiah Haddix, Mihkyle Savage, Cheyenne Thacker, Dylan Brooks, and Lauren Bascone.