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Education Careers students compete at leadership conference

Front row, from left:Emmalee Wilkerson, Maddie Banta, Instructor Leesa Meyers, Malory Polston, Taylor Craft and Kelsey McGill.Middle Row:Kate Schmeisser, Kaylee Fisher, Annie Gillock, Zoie Prince and Katie Lundy.Back Row:Sarah Spicer, Kelsey Simpkins, Ashlyn Johnson, Karigon Schatzer and Summer Chase.

Courier-Times Staff Report

New Castle Career Center Education Careers teacher Leesa Meyers, center, won the Spirit of Advising award at the FCCLA State Leadership Conference Saturday, March 9th.

“Meyers’ dedication to students in the Education Program and New Castle Career Center is unparallelled,” said NCCC Assistant Director Mackenzie Jackson. 

Indiana Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is the Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for students with an interest in Family and Consumer Sciences (F&CS). Organized at the local chapter, district, state and national levels, FCCLA provides students with the opportunity for contextual, problem-based learning through participation in national programs and state projects. Students demonstrate proficiency in F&CS knowledge and skills through the FCCLA competitions, called STAR (Students Taking Action for Recognition) Events.

Gold medal winners from the New Castle FCCLA Chapter were: Emmalee Wilkerson, Knightstown High School; Maddie Banta, Hagerstown High School; Kaylee Fisher, Shenandoah High School; Annie Gillock, New Castle High School, Sarah Spicer, New Castle High School; Kaylen Sears, Shenandoah High School; and Adam Nadler, Hagerstown High School.

Silver medal winners were: Malory Polston, Blue River Valley High School; Kelsey McGill, Shenandoah High School; Kate Schmeisser, New Castle High School; Katie Lundy, Tri High School; Kelsey Simpkins, New Castle High School; Ashlyn Johnson, New Castle High School; Luke Milner, Blue River Valley High School; Chloe Ayres, New Castle High School; Brooke Howe, New Castle High School.

Bronze medal winners were: Taylor Craft, Tri High School; Zoie Prince, Tri High School; Karigon Schatzer, New Castle High School; and Summer Chase, New Castle High School.