FCCLA members qualify for national contest

Enterprise FCCLA members displaying their medals at state: from left, front, kallie Hadden, Krista Stangel, Chelcee Noland, Anna Beaudoin, Kelsey Steinbeck, Logan Juve, Maggie Norman, Jacinda Mitchell and Angie Short; back, Leslie Tweedy, Aki Kawasaki, Andrea Burchards, Katrina Anderson, Rayanna Mitchell, Ellie McMonies, Carolyn Tweedy, Eryn Kelley, Alyse Fischer, Valerie Davis and Amy Pace. Submitted photo

The Enterprise High School chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) qualified 18 of their 20 participants to compete at the national Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) event competition in July in Philadelphia, Penn. All 20 members received gold medals for their efforts at the state level.

In addition to the individual medals, the Enterprise chapter also won the Oregon State Community Service award, the Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety (FACTS) award, the Families First award, and was the national runner-up for the Financial Fitness award which netted $500 for the club with a project called "Money Management Week - A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned."

Those participating included: Angie Short and Anna Beaudoin competing in the "Focus on Children" event; Leslie Tweedy in the "Job Interview" category; Katrina Anderson and Rayanna Mitchell in "Chapter Service - Junior" category; Valerie Davis, Kallie Hadden and Chelcee Noland in "Chapter Showcase;" Maggie Norman and Jacinda Mitchell in "Chapter Service - Senior;" Logan Juve, Ellie McMonies, and Megan Oliver in "National Programs in Action-Senior;" Kelsey Steinbeck and Krista Stangel in "National Programs in Action - Junior;" and Carolyn Tweedy and Eryn Kelley in the "Applied Technology" event. Also attending were foreign exchange students from Japan and Germany, Aki Kawasaki and Andrea Burchards, competing in the "Interpersonal Communications" event.

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