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FCCLA Members Win Medals at National FCCLA Leadership Conference

The National FCCLA Leadership Conference, "Soar 2014", was held in San Antonio, Texas at the San Antonio Convention Center.  Faith Molacek, Ashley Vanderworker, Nate Garcia and Ryan Molacek of the Howells-Dodge FCCLA Chapter represented Nebraska in the National STAR Events, leaving on July 4 and returning on July 11.  While in Texas, the members attended the National Leadership Conference meetings and sessions.  They also visited the River Walk, Sea World, Six Flags, the Alamo, St. Joseph's and St. Mary's historical churches, and attended the FCCLA Gala, which featured a texas-style barbecue, musical entertainment, armadillo races and a dance.

In the National STAR Events, Faith Molacek and Ashley Vanderworker received silver medals in the Entrepreneurship Sr. Event.  Nate Garcia and Ryan Molacek earned gold medals in the Sports Nutrition Jr. Event.  Also attending was Howells-Dodge Adviser Marla Prusa who served as an evaluator in the Sports Nutrition Sr. Event.

The Howells-Dodge members traveled to and from San Antonio on a chartered bus with FCCLA members from St. Edward, Crofton, Elgin, Logan View and Sutton and stayed at the Marriot Plaza San Antonio.

The FCCLA members would like to thank the area businesses and Howells-Dodge Consolidated Schools, the Howells-Dodge FCCLA Chapter for helping to support their trip to the National Leadership Conference and for giving them the opportunity to participate in this leadership experience.