Audrey Norquest, Garden City High School, qualified to attend the annual National Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Conference June 29 – July 3 in San Diego, California.
Norquest competed in the Culinary Arts division. She had one hour to prepare and cook an entree, showing a particular set of knife skills, food safety and knowledge of cooking methods. She took 5th place in the nation in that division.
Kansas had 399 FCCLA members attend and over 7,000 joined the conference from around the nation. The conference provided opportunities for members and advisers to listen to inspiring speakers, attend workshops, compete on the national level, and network with others.
The theme of the conference was “Make It Count,” inspiring attendees to share how they make it count while exploring career opportunities, developing leadership skills, and growing personally while making a difference in their families and communities.
Norquest plans to attend Missouri State University and major in journalism.
Robyn Hilt and Elisabeth Maldonado are the Garden City High School FCCLA advisors.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA has more than 160,000 members and more than 5,300 chapters from 49 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.