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Chattooga FCCLA Students Shine at State Leadership Conference

Seven FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) members from Chattooga High School recently attended the FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on March 9-11 with their advisor Kayla Hartline.
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The students learned about goal setting and high performance from Keynote Speaker John Beede,  and participated in the election of State FCCLA officers and attended a gala. The students attended workshops on leadership, employability skills, motivation to succeed and more.
The Chattooga students also competed in STAR (students taking action with recognition) events.

Blake Bonnano competed in Interpersonal Communications, senior category. His project focus was on communication skills of those in marriages of 50 years or longer. Blake placed 1st at regions and placed 1st in state. He will be advancing to Nationals in June.


Hannah Thompson competed in Focus on Children, senior category. Her project focused on working in multiple age groups using math skills to provide free tutoring to local elementary students. Hannah placed 2nd at region and placed 4th at state receiving gold.
Karsen Gilliam competed in illustrated talk, senior category. Her project focus was on HPV prevention and community awareness. Karsen placed 1st in regions and placed 8th in the state receiving silver.

“These students have put in many long hours of speech practice and visual preparations. They have invested their time not only into their projects but our community as well. They successfully have begun creating positive change and I could not be any prouder of them,” Hartline said.


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Casie Bryant is the NW Georgia Regional Manager for AllOnGeorgia.

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