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FCCLA Members Earn Medals At National STAR Events in San Diego

            Nine members of the Howells-Dodge FCCLA Chapter attended the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in San Diego on July 2 – 8.  While at the conference, the members competed in the National STAR Events contest, attended conference sessions and visited sites in San Diego.  Carter Bracht represented Nebraska as a National Officer Candidate.

            In the Life Event Planning Junior STAR Event, McKenna Klosen, Erin Prusa and Hannah Bayer received silver medals.  Ryan Molacek and Brett Fiala earned silver medals in the Promote and Publicize FCCLA Senior event.  Jordyn Brester, Katelyn Steffensmeier and Emily Wragge were gold medal winners in the Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation Senior STAR Event.  Marla Prusa, Adviser, also assisted as a STAR Events Room Consultant in the Sports Nutrition Event.

            The theme for the conference was “Empower, Mepower” and was held at the San Diego Convention Center.  While in San Diego, the members also visited St. Joseph’s Church, Coronado Beach, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Seaside Village and enjoyed a harbor cruise along with other conference delegates from Nebraska.

            The FCCLA members would like to thank those donors who helped support the student’s participation in the national conference including W & I Services, Fiala Automotive, V.O. Enterprises, Dodge Criterion, Dodge Insurance, Merry Martini Lounge, Maliha and Associates, Bill’s Food Mart, St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Schuyler Lumber Company, Homestead Bank, Charter West Bank, J & H Milling, Stover Chiropractic, Jackson Services, Pinnacle Bank and Graybeal’s Foods.