Ten FACS (Family and Consumer Science) students from Galyesville High School attended the FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) State Leadership Conference in Montgomery Alabama on March 8-9 with their advisor Merri Blankenship.
The students attended workshops on breakthrough leadership, goal setting, motivation to succeed and more.
The students learned YOGOWYPI (you only get out what you put in) from Keynote Speaker Bill Cordes, participated in the FCCLA Banner parade and the election of State FCCLA officers.
These students also competed in STAR (students taking action with recognition) Events to include Focus on Children, Life Event Planning, Food Innovations, and National Programs in Action “STOP the Violence”. Gaylesville FCCLA earned the top State Award in National Programs in Action for their STOP the Violence Project.
Gracie Mobbs and Bailey Teague earned bronze medals in Life Event Planning, Kayla Bishop and Lucas Chumbler earned silver medals in Food Innovations, and Cadence Gentry, Emily Koonce and Madison Tucker earned silver medals in Focus on Children.
Jessie Bryson, Haley Bryson and Mary Saylors earned gold medals in National Programs in Action and an invitation to compete at the National Leadership Conference June 28-July 2 in Atlanta, GA.
All students did very well in their events and are excited to have the opportunity to compete at the National Leadership Conference this year.
Anyone interested in sponsoring a student may contact Merri Blankenship at Gaylesville High School 256-422-3401.