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Effingham County High FCCLA members prepare to compete in Nashville

POSTED: April 9, 2009 12:28 p.m.
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Lameka Fields and Ariane Walls will compete in the national FCCLA competition in Nashville, Tenn.

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Two students from Effingham County High School, Lameka Fields and Ariane Walls and their adviser, Victoria Neurath, will be heading to Nashville, Tenn., this summer to compete in the national Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competition.

The students will be competing in the “Chapter Showcase Display” project in the senior division. This is a project where the students show how their local chapter has shown how hard they have worked in their school in representing FCCLA. They are judged by providing sample displays of their leadership activities, community involvement project, local fundraising activities, membership increases and public relations.

They are required to give an oral presentation showing all the hard work they have achieved in these areas.

Students from all over the United States will be in Nashville to represent their local FCCLA chapters.

FCCLA, founded in 1945, is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through family and consumer science education.

Winning first at the district level in February and then in March moving on to the state competition in Athens Fields and Walls had the highest gold score in the senior division of Chapter Showcase Display. Their project documented their high school’s FCCLA activities this year.

Two other students form ECHS also competed at the state level, Rebecca Turner and Keri Scarborough. The students won at the silver level with their “Focus on Children” project.

Their project entailed research and educating elementary students about the importance of dental care. These students show evidence of research, dental health statistics, proper brushing and cleaning techniques.

They were required to give a verbal and visual presentation showing how they engaged the children in caring about their dental health.

These students have worked very hard on these projects and ECHS is proud of their hard work and dedication.

They have represented ECHS FCCLA well by showing “excellence electrified” in their work.

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