Penta students earn top awards at FCCLA convention PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 16 May 2013 09:04
Students from Penta Career Center and several of its satellite programs recently earned top awards at the Ohio Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Convention in Columbus.
Each student winner received a medal and certificate for their accomplishments.
Fourteen students in Penta's Early Childhood Education program earned either a gold or silver award during the competition and qualify for the 2013 FCCLA National Leadership Conference July 7-1  in Nashville, Tenn.
Four students from the Penta/Anthony Wayne Teaching Professions program earned gold awards and also qualify for the FCCLA National Leadership Conference.
In addition, six students who are enrolled in Penta's Family and Consumer Science programs (either in middle schools or high schools) in the Anthony Wayne and Benton-Carroll-Salem school districts earned top awards at the Ohio FCCLA Convention.
Students from Wood County who won include:
Gold award winners from the Early Childhood Education program:  Justine Tolles (Otsego), for the Leadership contest; Mariah Bruin (Perrysburg) and Katherine Caudill (Springfield), both for the Interpersonal Communications Team contest;  Colleen Kaylor (Perrysburg), Abbey Brunworth (Oak Harbor), and Elisa Reyes (Eastwood), for the Focus on Children Team contest;  Miah Abdo (Lake), Bailey Birch (Northwood), and Chelsea Elam (Lake), all for the Illustrated Talk Team contest;  and Katelyn Long (Perrysburg) and Ashley Rodriguez (Springfield), both for the National Programs in Action Team contest.
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a dynamic national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA has over 200,000 members and over 6,500 chapters from 50 state associations, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The organization has involved more than ten million youth since founded in 1945.

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