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Family, Community and Career Leaders of America Club Members Take Top Honors at Leadership Conference

WEST ORANGE,NJ - Students in the West Orange High School Family, Community, and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA) Club attended the annual Fall State Leadership Conference, held virtually Nov. 16-19, 2020 and took top honors in several categories.


The theme for the conference was "Mission: A Brighter Tomorrow." Students competed against other schools in several areas of Family and Consumer Science.





Grace and Emma Wenzel

Go Green Recycle Project: Towel Organizer made out of storage container.



Agustina Pedrido and Samantha Montague

International Food Experience: Appetizers  and Main Course from Spain.



Ashley Azana and Lorelle Adames

Mission: A Brighter Tomorrow Banner.



Nanma Biju and Nooha Kawsar

Community Counts: Food collection and volunteer efforts at Toni’s Kitchen in Montclair.



Emma Larsen

Creative Stitches: Embellish pair of shorts with five different embroidery stitches.



Dylan Suriano Garland

Creative Stitches: Embellish mask saying “Wear a Mask” in five different embroidery stitches.



Jennifer Alfaro

Creative Stitches: Embellish jeans using embroidery stitches.



Nora McNamara and Chelsea Adams

Interior Design Challenge: design a multifunctional bedroom with a $300 budget.



Isabella Schiner

Interior Design Challenge: design a multifunctional bedroom with a $300 budget.



Carmina Rojas and Daniella Aghahoma

Passion for Fashion: create a small portfolio creating a look that can transition from Day to Night using separates.



Gold (Rojas)


Rojas and Agahoma were named top prize winners at the competition and both earned virtual Summer Scholarships at Berklely College. Rojas also received a “Perfect Score.”


FCCLA Club Advisors Jill Thompson and Monica Merino, the FCCLA club advisors, will be working with the club members in preparation for the spring conference during which students may qualify to compete in the National competition this summer.




Cynthia Cumming
Jan. 11, 2021