Six members competed in STAR Events and Chad Wheeler qualified to compete at the national leadership meeting in Nashville, TN. this July with his Focus on Children project; an anti-bullying campaign. Chahayla Barton will also be attending the national leadership meeting as the new WA-FCCLA Director of Recognition.
Shania Barton and Taylor Thompson were runners-up for their Illustrated Talk on Suicide Prevention. Katie Sisk and Chahayla Barton earned gold medals for their Illustrated Talk on Above the Influence. Jade Wheeler received a silver medal for her Chapter Service Project Display project “Polar Fleece Express”. Jade and other Willapa Valley students made over 80 polar fleece hats during an enrichment class for the Ministerial Association’s Christmas Toy House in December.
Miss Washington 2011 was a keynote speaker with her message on overcoming poverty to reach your goals and dreams. National FCCLA Director of Recognition, Linsey Armstrong, motivated members with her speech on leadership styles and the concept of “anonymous extraordinaires”.
Chad and Chahayla will be fundraising for their trip to Nashville this July by selling fruit pies and Memorial Day crosses. Each student needs to raise $1500 for registration, housing, airfare and meals. Donations can be made to WVHS FCCLA or by calling adviser, Laura Rohr, at 942-3275.State officers Chahayla Barton and Brooke Harden joined the state officer team early to go over scripts, make PowerPoints, certificates and wall displays.