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Four headed to state FCCLA

Staff writer

Four Hillsboro High School FCCLA members earned positions at the state competition. The students participated at the District G Students Taking Action for Recognition competition Feb. 4 in Newton.

April Young, Rachel Mackenzie, Zach Carey, and Emily Hoskinson were the winners from Hillsboro, sponsor Monica Leihy said. The competition had two divisions — junior, for grades 7-9, and senior, grades 10-12.

Young won senior job interview, Mackenzie won junior chapter service project display, Carey won junior life planning, and Hoskinson won junior recycle and redesign.

Other competitors from HHS were Allister Young, Megan Chizek, Ashlyn Simmons, and Thane Hurst.

Students assisting as judges, room monitors, and voting delegates in district elections were Viktoria Bichet, Cory Abbott, Evana Holtsclaw, Trey Carson, Ashley Brandt, and Dakota Peterson.

Parents Kathleen Peterson and Skye Young also assisted.

Schools of all sizes compete in the STAR competition, Leihy said. Competitions included combined projects and presentations, as well as practical life skills.

Each event has three judges — a family and consumer sciences teacher, community member, and student.

GHS students participate

Goessel High School FCCLA members helped with the district competition. Kristin Unruh, Sierra Dirksen, Aspen Frey, Jessica Goertzen, Kendra Flaming, and Jennifer VanHorn assisted with the event, as did sponsor Susie Bedford.

“It takes cooperation and effort from all of the chapters in District G to make the STAR events happen,” Bedford said. “Those of us from Goessel were pleased to be able to play a part in this year’s events.”

Last modified Feb. 11, 2009

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