FBHS FCCLA Chapter Competes at National Competition

The Hall County School District would like to recognize and congratulate the Flowery Branch High School FCCLA chapter for its excellent performance at national competition last week in Anaheim, California. The event took place from June 30th through July 4th and over 8400 students and advisors were in attendance.

Four teams combined to bring home six gold medals and two silver medals.

Additionally, the following students and their achievements are worthy of congratulations:

Aislin Vetrano and Kennedy Jenkins placed 1st in the nation for Chapter Review.

Kayla Day and Rebekah Woodson placed in the top 25 in the nation for Advocacy and received a silver medal.

Bradley Turpin, Chancey House, and Diana Aguilar placed 3rd in the nation in Food Innovations.

Kelly Vetrano placed 6th in the nation in Nutrition and Wellness.

Julia Peake completed her term as the National Vice President of Finance. She is the first student to do so in the history of the Hall County School District.

Rhonda Samples, Director of Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education expressed her excitement over the chapter’s outstanding performance. “We are thrilled for these students and their advisor, Ms. Vickie Rundbaken,” said Samples. “Six of the students were freshmen, so we are looking forward to what they will be able to accomplish in the future. The other two students were seniors. They both placed 1st in the nation and definitely have a bright future ahead of them.”

The mission of FCCLA is to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner, and community leader, members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.

For further inquiries please contact Rhonda Samples Rhonda.samples@hallco.org.