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Wentzville students earn awards at FCCLA Leadership Conference

Holt High students who received FCCLA awards: Alejandro Anchondo-Sakoda, Lacey Ball, Paige Eller, Madison Heisler, Bailey Hoenig, Tifphany Hughes, Sarah Marquart, Lizz Miller, Cassie Nichols, Kaleigh Westerhold and Megan Wood. [Wentzville School District photo]

Students from Holt, Liberty and Timberland high schools in the Wentzville School District competed at the 71st Annual Missouri Family, Career and Community Leaders of America [FCCLA] State Leadership Conference, March 19-21 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach.

More than 1,600 high school students attended the conference, which carried a ‘Channel into Leadership’ theme. Workshops focused on college and career, leadership skills, anti-bullying and the impact of technology in education, career and families.

Liberty High junior Claire Roberts [right] and advisor Sandy Pizzo at the FCCLA Leadership Conference. [Wentzville School District photo]

More than 720 students participated in 30 competitive events, including Early Childhood Education, Entrepreneurship, Culinary Arts, Fashion Design, Career Investigation, Chapter Service Projects and Sports Nutrition.

Wentzville students who received awards are: Holt High juniors Alejandro Anchondo-Sakoda, Paige Eller and Cassie Nichols earned gold in Advocacy; Holt High senior Lizz Miller earned gold in Entrepreneurship; Liberty High junior Claire Roberts earned silver in Leadership; Timberland High freshman Hannah Kuhlman earned gold in Sports Nutrition; Holt High seniors Bailey Hoenig, Tifphany Hughes and Lacey Ball, earned silver in Culinary Arts; Holt High sophomores Megan Wood, Kaleigh Westerhold and Sarah Marquart, earned silver in Focus on Children; and Holt High sophomore Madison Heisler, earned bronze in Illustrated Talk.

FCCLA advisors are Lori Krug and Kimberly Voss, Holt; Sandy Pizzo and Sarah Genenbacher, Liberty; and Teresa Durbala, Cherie Boren and Jennifer Caimi, Timberland.

FCCLA is a national student organization that promotes personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer sciences education. Missouri FCCLA is the fifth-largest in the nation, with more than 9,800 members in 320 chapters statewide.

Timberland High freshman Hannah Kuhlman with her FCCLA Award. [Wentzville School District photo]

Timberland High freshman Hannah Kuhlman with her FCCLA Award. [Wentzville School District photo]

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