Burns FCCLA students attend State Convention


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Above left: Shelby Clark and Jaidyn Cowley.

For this year's annual Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) state competition things were a little different but they still managed to have an in-person fun filled event.

Usually state is a two-day event, students would attend two days of competition. At night they would generally have a dance or movie options or even team tourism activities. However this year half the schools attended one day the rest of the schools attended the second day.

The State convention still had all of their workshops put together for students, they also still managed to host their guest speaker Mike Donahue. Donahue was with the value up program which encourages students to determine their own value and not to listen to the values other people have for them. "This year was very scaled back compared to prior years. The students still had fun though. We did what we needed to be safe." stated Diane Christensen the FCCLA advisor.

Seventh grader Alycia Stoneking placed first in the level one cake decorating category. Shelby Clark (9th grade) placed 2nd in individual entrepreneurship and first place with her partner Jaidyn Cowley (9th grade) in team entrepreneurship. Both Clark and Cowley qualified for Nationals which will be hosted in Nashville, Tennessee for the upcoming competition.

"This year was such a learning experience for students. It was really great watching the students prepare presentations for the judges, they really learned and grew from this year. We are very lucky to be able to at least have an in person event especially with the events of the past year. It is an important experience and especially rewarding for the kids to get this opportunity." stated Christensen. 


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