Clayton High School FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) competed at the North Carolina state conference on April 10th. A total of 26 students attended and competed in 14 different categories.
Within the competition, which included student made projects and presentations, members earned one bronze medal, one silver medal, and 24 gold medals. 21 students were selected to attend the national conference this summer in Atlanta, and four students were offered scholarships from their projects totaling $32,000.
Clayton High School FCCLA also received notification during the conference that in addition to the individual awards, they were won first place in a national program that consisted of submitting a project regarding road safety. The club received an award and a $500 prize for this accomplishment.
The Clayton High School FCCLA adviser, Rachel Langdon, was recognized as a Master Adviser with FCCLA during the conference and was awarded a plaque.
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. The mission of the FCCLA organization is 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.