Long County High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members participated in a leadership conference March 20-22 at the Classic Center in Athens.
The weekend included competitions, a Career and Trade Expo, University of Georgia tours, demonstrations and sessions to motivate members and their advisers.
Long County chapter adviser Bethany Gilliam accompanied 17 members to the meeting.
The March 22 STAR Events Session concluded with the announcements of the winners and the induction of the 2015-16 state officers, including
Long County sophomore Takia Murrary, who was elected vice president of competitive events.
Long County students who won medals, their topics and medals are:
Kailyn Taylor, Teach and Train Occupational, first place and gold, advancing to nationals;
Alisha Edwards and Takia Murray, National Programs in Action, gold;
Krupa Patel and Ry’Keria Wright, Food Innovations Occupational, gold;
Chrislyn Denton-Warren, Recycle and Redesign Occupational, silver;
Summer Graham, Career Investigation Occupational, silver;
Sydni Watson, Advocacy Occupational, silver;
Bailey Harrison and Mackenzie Pattison, Life Event Planning Junior, silver,
Mary Carmen Rafael, Career Investigation Junior, silver; and
Hannah Williams and Natalie Pattison, Chapter Website, silver, advancing to nationals.
Senior Maegan DeLoach also received two scholarships from Georgia FCCLA.
Long County FCCLA will attend nationals in San Diego in July with four students: Kailyn Taylor, Takia Murray, Hannah Williams and Natalie Pattison.