Members of the Weyauwega-Fremont FCCLA participated in a state Leadership conference, in the Wisconsin Dells.
During the conference, students helped with fundraising activities for No Child Hungry, participated in competitive events and attended break-out sessions, where they learned how to improve their leadership skills.
This year, a record number of W-F students participated in competitive events and also did well in those events.
The results were: Kyle Merryfield and Miranda Arndt, Basic Food Production & Terminology, bronze; Sydney Faestel and Autumn Nett, Illustrated Talk, gold; Tawsha Wohlrabe and Madalyn Kempf, Chapter Service Project Display, silver; Emily Durrant, Career Investigation, silver; Carley Brunner and Sarah Fields, Life Event Planning, gold; Taylor Berndt, Job Interview, gold;
Paige Kempf, Life Event Planning, gold; Isaac Fields, Children’s Literature, silver; Hannah Timm and Megan Nehring, Culinary Creations, silver; Teagan Kuckkahn, FCCLA Creed Speaking, gold; Twyla Alix, Children’s Literature, gold; and Destiny Kempf, Promote and Publicize, silver.
Berndt, Destiny Kempf and Paige Kempf qualified for nationals and will travel to Washington, D.C. July 5-9 to compete against the top students in the country.
Alix and Paige Kempf each received a perfect score at state, almost unheard of, and Kuckkahn received the top score in the state for her presentation.
In addition, Paige Kempf was elected vice president for the state executive council.
She and the eight remaining members of the council will represent Wisconsin at the national Conference, plan and implement all training for more than 900 Wisconsin members during the year, meet with legislators in Madison regarding the importance of career and technical classes in schools and plan the state conference, to be held next April.
The students who participate in FCCLA and competitive events do so as an extracurricular activity.
Many of the students are also involved in other clubs, organizations and athletics in, addition to maintaining good grades in school.