Autymn Schreiner, Alexis Hafenstine, Kassidi Huff, Kinsey Stuewe and Jessica Vanstory presented STAR events at the state capitol for Day on the Hill. Fifteen WHS STAR events qualified for state competition. Follow @WabaunseeFCCLA on Twitter for more club news and events.
Of the twenty-three members competing in STAR events, fifteen qualified for the State Leadership Conference in April.
Ten of the members competing were also freshmen, with five qualifying for state competition.
“It was a great learning experience as a freshman in FCCLA,” freshman member Kara Hafenstine said. Hafenstine qualified for state with her partner freshman Sydney Holthaus. They competed in Chapter-In-Review Portfolio.
FCCLA also had its District D elections the following week. Freshman candidate Kaelyn Conrad was selected as the district’s president.
“I spent a lot time preparing for elections,” Conrad said. “I wrote my speech, studied FCCLA facts and had some of my friends ask me interview questions that the judges might ask.”
Conard is also the first freshman from WHS to become elected as District D president.
“Some of my duties include deciding a district theme for next year and organizing the 2019 Fall Leadership Conference,” Conrad said. “I’m also really excited to get to know the other officers, and represent our district at the state competition.”
The club is also selling Alma Bakery cookie dough to raise funds for the cost of State Leadership Conference and the banquet in April.
— Abby Oliver, @Abby Oliver