Cassville FCCLA members compete at regionals

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Cassville FCCLA members compete at regionals Several Cassville High School FCCLA members, pictured above, recently participated in Region 11 STAR competition at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. In the front row, from left, are: Megan Boys and Morgan Shumaker. Second row: Laura Stringer, Megan Sloan, Rachel Lasley, Brenna Pendergraft, Alyssa Pearman and Coleman Hoppes. Back row: Brianna Wiertsema, Taylor Wolf, Trevor McClintock, Skylar Lowe, Samantha Fisher, Savannah Lawrence, Summer Danielson, Audrianna McCracken and Drake Thomas,

Cassville FCCLA members competed at Region 11 STAR events on Friday, Jan. 25.

Members competed in events that centered around the acronym STAR, Students Taking Action with Recognition. Members planned and carried out events in their local schools and communities and presented those projects to judges at Missouri Southern State College in Joplin.

In middle school competition, Brenna Pendergraft received a gold medal in National Programs in Action for her project, "Hey, Ugly," which focused on stopping school violence and bullying.

Two Cassville FCCLA members elected to regional council Two Cassville High School FCCLA members, Rachel Lasley and Samantha Fisher, have been elected to the Region 11 FCCLA Council for the 2013-14 year. The council is pictured above. From left, are: Ashley Roman, state officer candidate, of Lockwood; Payton Stringer, president, of Marionville; Kelsey Barnett, first vice president of STAR events, of Lockwood; Lasley, vice president of development, of Cassville; Stephanie Gant, first vice president of finance, of Stockton; Fisher, vice president of public relations, of Cassville; Stacie Triplett, vice president of community service, of Seneca; Dallas Richards, vice president of membership, of Carl Junction; and Brooke Eshleman, vice president of state and national programs, of Marionville.

Summer Danielson and Savannah Lawrence received a silver medal in illustrated talk for their presentation on the effects of teen pregnancy.

Megan Sloan and Laura Stringer received a silver medal for their interpersonal communication project, titled "Stories Being Retold," which focused on visiting senior citizens and recording their stories.

Coleman Hoppes received a silver medal in Focus on Children for his project on childhood obesity.

In high school competition, Skylar Lowe and Trevor McClintock received a gold medal in applied technology in which they created a video to raise awareness on the issue of hunger in their community.

Brianna Wiertsema, Taylor Wolf and Drake Thomas received a gold medal for food innovations for their project, Pop 'n Crunch, a gluten free dessert that appeals to teenagers.

Audrianna McCracken received a silver medal in Focus on Children for her project, "Now that's the Tooth," which focused on teaching preschool children the importance of good dental hygiene.

Rachel Lasley and Samantha Fisher both received silver medals for their performance on the FCCLA knowledge test.

Advancing to state competition in April are: Brenna Pendergraft, in National Programs in Action; Skylar Lowe and Trevor McClintock, in applied technology; and Brianna Wiertsema, Taylor Wolf and Drake Thomas, in food innovations. The competition will be held in Columbia.

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