Tattnall County was well-represented by the six Tattnall County High School (TCHS) FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) members who competed at the National competition in San Diego, California.
The conference began on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.
All of the competitors were Level 2 (9th and 10th grade). To compete at Nationals, you must be in the top 2 of your state’s competitors.
The girls had presentations Thursday and Friday. On Saturday TCHS FCCLA Advisor Kylie Tucker was notified that each of the girls were in the top 10 in their categories and would be recognized on stage at the awards ceremony. Of the top 10, the top 3 in the nation received a plaque. Official scores and rankings will be made available at a later date. A silver medal is awarded for a score of 70-89.99, and 90 or above is awarded gold.
The following students received awards:
Chapter Service Project Portfolio: Chloe Carlson and Addison Waters (10th grade) Career Investigation: Anna DeLoach (10th)
Chapter in Review Portfolio: Ellie Floyd (9th)
Professional Presentation: Aubrey Poole (9th)
Chapter Website: Emma McDaniel (10th grade)
**The preliminary/state round for this competition is online, so NLC was Emma’s first time competing/presenting.
Chloe, Addison, and Anna all competed last year in STAR Events at the national level, but virtually. This was their first year of in-person presentations and competition.
Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) Events are Competitive Events in which members compete at the region/district, state, and national level and are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leadership skills, and career preparation. STAR Events allow students to compete individually or as a team. There are more than 30 STAR Events students can choose to compete in, all which recognize participants who demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities to actively identify an issue concerning families, careers, or communities, research the topic, and develop and implement a project to advocate for positive change.