OCCHS students shine at nationals
Posted: Friday, July 25, 2008 10:13 am
The Messenger 07.25.08
Obion County Central High School junior Ashley Readenour and recent graduate Lauren Hayes received high honors when they were recently among more than 5,000 nationwide members, advisors, alumni and guests of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) who gathered in Orlando, Fla., for the 2008 National Leadership Meeting.
Miss Hayes competed in job interview and earned a gold medal, while Miss Readenour competed in illustrated talk and earned a silver medal.
The FCCLA advisors at OCCHS are teachers Michelle Bruner and Amy Montgomery.
Students Taking Action With Recognition (STAR) events are competitive events that build proficiency and achievement in leadership and job-related skills.
This year’s student-devised subject for the annual national meeting was “Excellence Electrified” and, throughout the convention, participants examined and discussed several critical issues, including family, school and community violence prevention, physical and financial fitness, future career exploration and countless community service projects.
FCCLA is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only career and technical in-school student organization with the family as its central focus. Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers and communities.
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