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Area students participate in national conference

Seventeen Shenandoah County School students participated in the national Family, Career and Community Leaders of America leadership conference from June 28 to July 2 in Atlanta.

Many participated in one of 30 Family and Consumer Sciences-related competitive events including STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events supporting foundational, leadership and workplace skills in areas such as advocacy, culinary arts and entrepreneurship. The following STAR medals were awarded:

Signal Knob Middle School

  • Career Investigation: Paige Hiserman, silver.

Strasburg High School

• Chapter in Review Portfolio: Grace Davis and Rachel Palmer, gold.

  • Interpersonal Communications: Jack Miller and Randi Ball, gold.
  • Chapter in Review display: Kassidy Anderson, Seaira Warnell and Jackie Elbon, gold.
  • Promote and Publicize FCCLA: Ashleigh Hockman and Abby Davis, silver.

Morgan Knave was awarded the Coleene Jossy Memorial Scholarship. She served as 2017-2018 state first vice president.

Jana Bowman was recognized as one of 14 students nationally who was awarded an FCCLA Japanese Exchange Scholarship.

Peter Muhlenberg Middle School

  • Career Exploration Junior: Cheyenne Estep, gold, first place in the nation. Over 50 students competed in that category.

Central High School

• Early childhood education: Hannah Copp, gold.

  • Chapter in Review display: Lisa Carroll, silver.

Shannon Nicely and Hannah Copp completed the FCCLA leadership academy while in Atlanta and Courtney France volunteered as a student judge for competitive events.

Stonewall Jackson High School

The following students placed at the state level and qualified to advance to the national level but were unable to participate:

  • Career Investigations: Matthew McIlwee, silver, first place.
  • Interview: Faith Dellinger, silver, second place.

The Shenandoah County School Board recognized Strasburg High and Signal Knob Middle school winners at its Aug. 9 meeting. Winners from Central High and Peter Muhlenberg Middle schools will be recognized at the board’s meeting on Thursday.

More information and photos are available at www.tinyurl.com/yao5qk4z.