Nine students from the City of Fairfax schools earned gold and silver medals in competitive events at the 2018 FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) National Leadership Conference held earlier this summer in Atlanta. A total of 30 Family and Consumer Sciences-related competitive events called STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) were offered. These events support foundational, leadership, and workplace skills in areas such as advocacy, culinary arts, and entrepreneurship.
Gold Medal winners were:
• Miranda Cespedes of Fairfax High School and Yale Kim and Emily Sarber of Lanier Middle School in Food Innovations.
• Juliana Luckabaugh of Fairfax High School and Hana Ismail and Riley Sarber of Lanier Middle School in Promote and Publicize FCCLA.
Earning Silver Medals were:
• Hope Peters of Lanier Middle School, Advocacy STAR event.
• Naomi Daniels and Kayleigh Williams of Lanier Middle School, Chapter Service Project Display.
Additionally, the following students were recognized for completing the following challenges: Engage track; Juliana Luckabaugh of Fairfax High completed the ENGAGE Leadership Academy and Hope Peters and Emily Sarber of Lanier Middle earned the LAUNCH Leadership Academy certificate and medal.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), is a national student organization whose programs are planned and run by members, and the only career and technical in-school student organization with a central focus on family.