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Local students win at national leadership conference

Northside High School's Megan Joyner and La'shadia Jimenez won a Gold medal for their Chapter in Review Display at an FCCLA national conference this summer.
Northside High School's Megan Joyner and La'shadia Jimenez won a Gold medal for their Chapter in Review Display at an FCCLA national conference this summer.

Local students scored big this summer at the 2017 National Leadership Conference for the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America in Nashville.

In Bibb County, Reanna Vorasup of Southwest High School won a gold medal in career investigation; Katelyn Yancey of Rutland High School, silver in national programs in action; Taylor Johnson-Butler, Naimah Davis and A’Zaria Oliver of Hutchings College and Career Academy, silver in culinary arts.

In Houston County, Northside High School’s Megan Joyner and La’shadia Jimenez took gold for their chapter in review display, and Alexis Monroy earned silver for leadership service in action. Northside Middle’s Victoria Williams and Samiya Dent earned gold in the focus on the children category, and Afton Ruffin and Hannah Pollock won silver in national programs in action.

From Perry High, Miranda Gorostieta won gold in recycle redesign; Malika Jackson, gold in food innovations occupational; Grace Peavy, Kyli Smith, Madison McKleroy, Katelyn Finnegan, Jaila Westbrook and Emily Davis, gold in parliamentary procedures; Katherine Weaks, Alissa Moore, Fernanda Guadiana and Desmond Spicer, gold in parliamentary procedures occupational; Deontrae Clarke and Monica Williams, silver in food innovations; and Sydney Oglesby, Tionna Kendrick, Brianna Brown and Jaylah Jones, silver in parliamentary procedures.

Gold awards went to Houston County High’s Cori Calvert, Cassidy Hindman, Illiana Esquivel and Laurel Gaskin, chapter in review display; and Lawson Smith and Maryah Booker, chapter service project display.

Thomas Middle School’s Heta Patel won gold in recycle redesign, and Chanelle Washington earned silver in chapter service project display. Mossy Creek Middle students Allison Freligh and Krish Patel earned a gold medal for their chapter service project portfolio.

Warner Robins Middle won first place for middle school financial fitness. Students Claudacia and Chloe’ Clemmons won for national programs in action and Donnavyn Alderman and Alberto Santoro for FCCLA chapter website.

Andrea Honaker: 478-744-4382, @TelegraphAndrea

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