Charlestown students will compete this summer at nationals PDF Print E-mail

By Riley Wampler

Charlestown High School’s growing club- Family Community Career Leaders of America (FCCLA) members traveled to Muncie on March 9 joining students from 40 other schools from around the state. They competed in events such as, Interior Design, Advocacy, Nutrition and Wellness, Illustrated Talk, and many more similar events.


Out of the 14 Charlestown High School members that attended, seven members qualified for Nationals along with three members being alternates for attending Nationals. Nationals will be held in Nashville, Tennessee on July 2-6.

Students who earned the bid to Nationals were: Grace Igleheart and Chase Wray (Sports Nutrition), Chrissa Ledbetter (Interior Design), Emmaly Rose (Teach and Train), Brennan Walters, Destiny Watson, and Ashley Wight (Promote and Publicize), Jacob Jones (alternative for Teach and Train), Shirlee Hayes and Cori Caudill (alternative for Life Event Planning). Each student will represent Charlestown High School by competing at the National Leadership Conference.

While attending State Conference, Charlestown High School’s FCCLA also earned additional awards such as 30 by 30 and 10 percent increase in membership.

The membership in the 2015/2016 school year was six members and this school year they had 32 members.

Junior Chrissa Ledbetter, Chapter President, states, “It’s been an incredible experience to gain the members that we have. Starting with six members and one national qualifier (last year), Riley Wampler, and now having over 30 members and seven national qualifiers couldn’t make the FCCLA experience any better. I’m so proud of the way our chapter has grown and the work that everyone has put into creating a successful year.”

Advisor Erin Cassady joined in Ledbetter’s joy, “This has been an extremely exciting year with the growth of our chapter and all the service projects we have been able to accomplish such as Help for the Homeless, Trunk-or-Treat, Angel Tree shopping and a can food drive. With taking 14 members to state and having 10 of them have the opportunity to compete at Nationals is absolutely amazing. I cannot wait to see what they accomplish in Nashville, Tennessee this summer!”


Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 08:01