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West Carroll FCCLA Advances to National Competition

Posted 4/10/19

West Carroll FCCLA members placed first in the FCCLA Star Events Competition at the State FCCLA 2019 Conference in Chattanooga. Members Aleisha Annis, Clark Bradley, Lainee Hawkins, Brett Simmons and …

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West Carroll FCCLA Advances to National Competition

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West Carroll FCCLA members placed first in the FCCLA Star Events Competition at the State FCCLA 2019 Conference in Chattanooga. Members Aleisha Annis, Clark Bradley, Lainee Hawkins, Brett Simmons and Kassidy Simmons competed in the following events. 

Brett Simmons won first place in the Environmental Ambassador Event,  an individual or team event, that recognizes participants who address environmental issues that adversely impact human health and well-being and who actively empower others to get involved. Participants who participated in this event researched one of the five 2018–2019 topics, investigate areas where they can make a difference, develop and carry out a project for their home, school, or community, and educate others in their school or community about the problems, effects, and solutions regarding the environmental concern. Brett implemented a can pull tab drive with all tabs being donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Memphis, which serves children with catastrophic diseases and house children and parents visiting St. Jude Children’s Hospital. 

The  Food Innovations event is an individual or team event,that recognizes participants who demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts of food product development by creating an original prototype formula, testing the product through focus groups, and developing a marketing strategy. They demonstrated their knowledge of food science, nutrition, food preparation safety, and product marketing. They prepared a display, created a new food product, developed packaging, and made an oral presentation.

Clark Bradley, Lainee Hawkins, and Kassidy Simmons placed first in the Food Innovations Occupational event and were each awarded a $16,000.00 scholarship from Sullivan University 

Aleisha Annis placed third in the Food Innovation Senior Division, placed third in the state. These students qualified to compete at the 2019 National FCCLA competition in July at Aneheim California. 

The students are conducting fund-raising activities to travel to Anaheim for the competition.

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