[April 24, 2013]
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Mount Pulaski High School FCCLA
students attend the state conference and "Leave Their Mark."
The 2013 Illinois Family, Career and Community Leaders of America State Conference was
held in Springfield last weekend, April 18-20.
The theme for this year's
conference was "Leave Your Mark," and 12 students from MPHS did just
that. The students competed and were judged in various events on
Friday and also had the opportunity to attend workshops that day.
On Saturday participants were
awarded medals in a ceremony at the Prairie Capital Convention
Center. Students from MPHS earning medals were:
State proficiency events:
Devin Jones -- silver -- public speaking, creed
Cady Lowery and Jordan Luczaj -- silver -- Chapter Showcase Manual
-- national delegates
Stephanie Bailey and Hannah Skaggs -- gold -- Chapter Service Manual
Chelsea Siembida -- silver -- nutrition and wellness -- national delegate
Caleb Coppinger, Brady Coppinger, Max Coppinger, Trenton Trump, Max
VanRheeden and Clayton Lindley -- silver -- parliamentary procedure
Lowery, Luczaj and Siembida were named national delegates and will
attend the 2013 FCCLA National Leadership Conference in
Nashville, Tenn., July 7-11.
The Mount Pulaski FCCLA chapter adviser is Wyatt Waterkotte. Mount
Pulaski's FCCLA (formerly known as FHA) is the second-longest
running chapter in the country. The chapter was started in 1951.
Pictures and text by Teena Lowery