On March 15-17, 2019 over 1,700 middle and high school students in Family and Consumer Sciences attended the Georgia FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) State Leadership Conference at The Sheraton in Atlanta. Six of these competitors came from our very own Chattooga High school.

These Students were able to discover their leadership potential by attending general sessions, workshops, and competing in different Competitive Events. Students who advance to nationals this year will travel to Anaheim, California to compete for a national title.

Chattooga High School is proud to recognize the following students for their advancement in their STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events.

Blake Bonnano competed in Entrepreneurship senior category, and the name of his project is ‘Must be Bonnano’s’. His project focus was on creating and planning a business, while also coming up with concepts and forming a budget for his business. Blake placed 1st in the region, and 2nd in the state, receiving gold. He will be advancing to national leadership conference in California in June.

Savannah Turner competed in Interpersonal Communications senior category, and the name of her project is ‘Twin Talk’. Her project focused on strengthening the bond between her and her twin brother by using communication skills. Savannah placed 1st in the region and 2nd in the state, receiving gold. She will be advancing to national leadership conference in California in June.

Karsen Gilliam competed in Advocacy senior category and the name of her project is ‘Less is More’. Her project focused on the positive effects of the four-day school week, and she served her community and peers as a student advocate. Karsen placed 1st in the region and 1st in the state, receiving gold. She will be advancing to national leadership conference in California in June.

Tymeria Bond competed in National Programs in Action senior category and the name of her project is ‘The Warmth of Service’. Her project focused on providing the homeless shelter in the community with blankets that she made by hand with donated material. Tymeria placed 1st in the region and 4th in the state, receiving gold.

Caity Daniel competed in Job Interview senior category and the name of her project is  ‘Feeding the Hunger of an Artist’. Her project focused on using her communication skills in order to participate in an interview and complete a portfolio for employment.  She placed 1st in the region and 4th in the state, receiving gold.

Andrea Ragland competed in Career Investigation senior category and the name of her project is ‘Enhance your Mind with Interior Design’. Her project focused on researching and planning a career in interior design. Andrea placed 1st in the region and 8th in the state, receiving silver.

Blake, Savannah and Karsen will be advancing to National leadership conference in Anaheim, California. They will be flying out of Atlanta on June 27th and returning July 5th. During this time period, they will be competing on a National level, going to leadership trainings, and meeting people from all over the nation. Along with this, they will be attending Disneyland, doing a 5k run, visiting Knott’s Berry Farm, going on a Los Angeles city tour, enjoying a day at Long Beach, meeting new people at a 4th of July celebration, and experiencing many more once in a lifetime opportunities.

 Advisor, Kayla Hartline stated, “These students are truly the face of the future.  They competed in activities that showcased not only their knowledge, but their leadership skills. Congratulations to the students for their hard work and preparation.”

     

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