Career students earn honors and give back to community

Members of the FCCLA student organization at Lynn Camp Schools are giving back to the community and earning honors for their work.

During the regional meeting of FCCLA, which stands for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, three Lynn Camp students learned that they had earned first place honors and the opportunity to advance to the state competition.

Alizabeth Root, an eighth grade student, placed first in the Career Investigation junior event.  The event is designed to introduce potential middle school students to FCCLA and the pathways that they can pursue during high school.  As part of the competition, Root was required to demonstrate the ability to perform self-assessments, research and explore a career, set career goals, create a plan for achieving goals, and describe the relationship of FCCLA coursework to the selected career.

Kailee Saylor, senior, and Maegan Wilder, junior, placed first in Chapter Service Project Display.  The team designed a display to showcase recent work completed to benefit the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter.  “Actions for Animals” benefited the shelter as they donated dog toys that they made from donated t-shirts.

“These young ladies all worked hard and now have an invitation to compete at state convention in March,” said chapter sponsor Jodie Carnes.

“We want to say thank you to everyone who donated t-shirts to help these students with their project.”