Friday, August 19, 2011

Manatee students recognized in national competition

Lakewood Ranch students and adviser: Briana Nelson-Canty, Kiona Poyner, Miranda Lim, Christina Rothenberger, Micaela Figueroa, and Mrs. Elaine Bowling

Here's news from Anaheim, Calif., where Manatee County students were recently recognized during the  Family, Career and Community Leaders of America’s 2011 National Leadership Conference. 

Braden River Middle School student  Ariel Collins received a bronze  medal in interpersonal communications, Marianna Haluska and Nicoletta Freer received a silver medal for chapter showcase display and Hailey Todoroff received a gold medal for recycle and redesign.

Lakewood Ranch High School students  Micaela Figueroa and Kiona Poyner received a silver medal for chapter showcase display and Christina Rothenberger and Miranda Lim received a gold medal for focus on children.

Southeast High School students Madison Hubbard and Melyssa Godfrey received a gold medal for chapter showcase manual. 

 More than 6,300 members, advisers, alumni, and guests from across the nation attended the meeting.
District Advisors Jill Bergeron of Braden River Middle and Elaine Bowling  of Lakewood Ranch High escorted the students to the National Conference.   

Also representing Manatee County and the State of Florida were Micaela Figueroa, Florida FCCLA’s state president-elect; Briana Nelson-Canty, Florida FCCLA’s state secretary; and Jessica Hagood, past national VP of  community service.

Throughout the year, FCCLA members tackle issues such as teen violence prevention, traffic safety, family issues, career exploration, and much more. FCCLA programs and competitions enrich student learning, improve self-esteem, and serve students with a range of ability levels, economic situations, and cultural influences.
Southeast High School students:
Madison Hubbard and Melyssa Godfrey
Braden River Middle School students and adviser: Marianna Haluska, Hailey Todoroff, Mrs. Jill Bergeron, Ariel Collins and Nicoletta Freer.

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