WCTCC FCCLA brings home the Gold

From School Reports

Webster County Career and Technology Center Early Childhood Education students traveled to National FCCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) competition in Orlando, Fla., in July.

After weeks of practice and preparation the students were ready to present their project and compete for the Gold Medal.

Katie Coslet and Sarah Mitchell developed a project from research they completed on childhood obesity in Mississippi. The project, which they titled “We Heard It Thru the Grapevine,” was conducted with children at Webster Care Learning Center to teach them the value of grapes as a snack instead of eating snacks high in sugar.

The competition included a 10-minute oral presentation, a detailed storyboard and an interview to inform the judges about their project.

Katie, a junior at East Webster High School, and Sarah, a junior at Eupora High School, represented Webster County Career and Technology Center and Mississippi with great pride and preparedness. The in- depth project and perfect presentation scored the girls the Gold Medal they had diligently worked for.

While at the National FCCLA meeting, their sponsor, Janice Gardner, was awarded the National Medal, “Spirit of Advising” award. This award is presented to teachers who have exhibited outstanding leadership and mentoring in FCCLA. The award was presented to Gardner by Michael Benjamin, FCCLA executive director.

North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora sponsored the FCCLA students’ trip for Katie and Sarah.