FCCLA Students Headed to Nationals
LifeSmarts Knowledge Team Vying for Third Consecutive National Title
It is March, and once again Selah High School’s Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter has asserted its state dominance. Continuing its tradition of strong performances at the State FCCLA Competition, the Selah High School Chapter will once again advance a large delegation to the national event this summer in Nashville.
At the state competition, Selah had 23 students compete in STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events. Earning gold medals by placing either first, second, or third in their respective events were Carissa Clark, Verniz Delgado, Samantha Dexter, Haylee Flemming, Laura Guillen, Mattye Gunner, Katelin Harris, Kaylea Hartman, Emma Hudson, Dakota Huntley, Tristian McDevitt, Amy Okelberry, Skylar Rayburn, Jesse Rees, Kimberly Velaso, and Charis Williams. Earning silver medals at the state contest were Kiven Ball, Mikaela Perault, Marissa Pimentel, Maggie Rees, Emma Smith, and Anna Sweden.
In addition, the Selah High School FCCLA LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl Team will try for a three-peat this summer as it defends its past two consecutive national titles. Selah’s team will be making its third straight national appearance—also in Nashville. The team of Andrea Cox, Elise Dibble, Hayley Kroll, Ada Erickson and Alexsandra Vargas qualified for the national contest after earning the top place in regional competition. In Knowledge Bowl, teams are not separated by school size and the Selah contingent went undefeated to defeat schools four times its size. Knowledge Bowl is a competitive program and educational tool that teaches students’ consumer literacy skills needed to succeed in today’s marketplace.
Selah's FCCLA Club is advised by Michelle McCartney and Shari Brink.
Congratulations to Selah FCCLA students!