Lorain County JVS early childhood education students competed at the state competition of Family Career & Community Leaders of America.
Thirteen award winners qualified to attend the national competition to be held in San Diego in July.
Teens in our newspapers’ coverage areas found great success:
• From Amherst, Lydnsey McCombs and Alexandria Thorson will travel to California. McCormbs was awarded gold in Promote and Publicize FCCLA and Thorson was awarded gold in Sports Nutrition.
• From Firelands, Cara Gould qualified for nationals with gold placement in Environmental Ambassador. Violet Amidi placed third in National Programs in Action.
• From Oberlin, Dazhane Hill placed third in National Programs in Action.
• From Wellington, Grace Struhar was awarded gold in Chapter in Review Portfolio and will travel to California.
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.
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.
Courtesy photo Pictured are (back) Sarah Gray, Cara Gould, Kalle Howell, Alexandria Thorson, Amber Nelson, Destiny Beck, (front) Melissa Eakins, Brianna Kovacs, Lyndsey McCombs, Cortlynn Knopsnyder, and Ashley Watson. Not pictured are Grace Struhar and Racheal Walker.