GCHS students place at FCCLA fall cluster meeting

Members from Garden City High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, in November to attend the National Cluster meeting where they competed in a number of events.

Kathryn Chandler placed first in the occupational category in the Impromptu Speaking event. Emily Chandler placed first in the junior category in the Impromptu Speaking event. Audrey Norquest placed second in the junior category in the Science event. Lydia Martinez placed third in the Culinary Knife skills event. Carlos Muro Hernandez placed 12th in the Culinary Knife Skills event. Savannah Estrada Placed 13th in the Culinary Knife Skills event. Victoria Ramirez placed 7th in the Culinary Food art event. Ryan Glaze placed 10th in the Culinary Food art event.

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.

Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.

Today over 164,000 members in more than 5,300 chapters are active in a network of associations in 49 states, in addition to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

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.

Involvement in FCCLA offers members 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.

The Garden City High School FCCLA advisors are Elisabeth Maldonado and Robyn Hilt.