Students Receive Awards at Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Competition
West Orange, NJ - Several West Orange High School students from the Family, Community, and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA) Club attended the annual Fall State Leadership Conference in Edison, NJ, and returned with several medals.
The theme of this year's conference was "Action for a Better World." Students competed against other schools in several areas of Family and Consumer Science. West Orange High School was well represented and walked away with three silver and two bronze medals.
Ebun Adegbite and Morgan McNeil earned a silver medal in Caregiver Carry-All, requiring students to create a pack containing a day’s worth of activities. The activities had to teach "gratitude" to a two-to-five-year-old child.
Kathleen VanCauwenberge and Samantha Montegue received a silver medal for their Go Green Recycle Project. The girls created a wind chime from recycled materials.
The club also earned a silver medal for their Maple Pumpkin Cupcakes. In the Cupcake Competition, Marissa Edelman, Samantha Joseph, and Agustina Pedrido baked and presented 60 cupcakes on a creative tree display. The cupcake tree was used in a fundraiser for Hurricane Dorian relief.
Ashley Azana, Jordan Fenske, and Nooha Kawsar received a silver medal for their banner, which represented the conference theme of "Action for a Better World."
"Jill Thompson the FCCLA club advisor, will be working with the club members in preparation for the Spring conference, and students may qualify to compete in the National competition this summer," said Supervisor of Career Education and Library Science Nancy Mullin.
|Banner||Silver||Ashley Azana, Jordan Fenska, and Nooha Kawsar|
|Caregiver Carry-All||Bronze||Ebun Adegbite and Morgan McNeil|
|Community Counts||Silver||Nanma Biju, Faith Nzegwu, and Grace Wenzel|
|Cupcake Challenge||Bronze||Marissa Edelman, Samantha Joseph, and Agustina Pedrido|
|Go Green:Windchime||Silver||Kathleen VanCauwenberge and Samantha Montegue|
Dec. 18, 2019