FCCLA National Competition

WCHS students who competed in the FCCLA National Competition in San Diego, from left to right:
Jami Taylor, Alex Wharton, Madison Hilton, Bailey Woford, Sarah Ronan, Hannah Edelen, Kate Taylor, Lizzy Riley and Andrea Clements. (Photo submitted)


(SPRINGFIELD, Ky.) –Washington County High School’s chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America recently competed in its National Competition held in San Diego, California. The team brought home six first place gold medals and three second place silver medals. Winning gold medals were Bailey Woford and Sarah Ronan for “Promote and Publicize”, Alex Wharton for “Food Innovations”, Jami Taylor and Madison Hilton for “Interpersonal Communications” and Hannah Edelen for “Job Interview. Winning silver medals were Lizzy Riley, Kate Taylor and Andrea Clements for Entrepreneurship. Additionally, Edelen also received the “I Recruit” Award for middle-sized schools.


“Each group used various leadership skills to share and explain their projects to the judges,” says Sarah Raikes, family and consumer science teacher at Washington County High School and sponsor for its FCCLA chapter. “Bailey and Sarah focused on how through various school and community service projects they promote our chapter and its goals and purposes. Jamie and Madison displayed how they used various techniques to inform students of the dangers of drug and alcohol use. Hannah compiled a portfolio and demonstrated her job interview skills. The freshmen group used a variety of skills to put together a business plan for a potential business. Once again, our students have demonstrated that WCHS is preparing them to not only compete on a national level but to excel.”


“The Washington County School District is very proud of our FCCLA student that committed to spending part of their summer break to further their learning and represent Washington County in such a positive manner,” says Washington County Schools Superintendent Dr. J. Robin Cochran. “These opportunities provide students with a variety of life experiences and we are very thankful for the school sponsors that enable the students to participate.”