Three Russellville High School students will compete at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in July after winning 2nd place at the Arkansas FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Hot Springs.
Students Isabella Whittle, Abby Quoss, and Alyssa Duesterbeck placed 2nd in Sustainability Challenge with their (STAR) Event project on Eco Bricks. Several local businesses have helped with their project including Bridgestone, Rockline, St. Mary’s Regional Hospital, and JBT.
FCCLA stands for Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America in which students learn leadership and career skills. Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) events are competitive events where students are judged on their expertise and capabilities in group and individual projects, leadership skills, and career readiness. These competitions vary in topics such as fashion design, community service, education, and of course, sustainability. Over 600 students competed in the STAR events at the Arkansas State Leadership Conference.
Mrs. Amy Lee, RHS FCCLA advisor, commented, ‘This has been a great first year for my students and me. We are all excited to represent RHS at nationals.”
Congratulations to these students!