Mount Pulaski FCCLA strike Gold at State headed for Nationals

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[May 07, 2015]  MOUNT PULASKI - Mount Pulaski students took home the Gold recently at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America State Conference held in Springfield.

The Parliamentary Procedure team consisting of First Vice-President Clayton Lindley, TJ Benhart, Brady Coppinger, Garret Johnston, Eli Olson, Brady Walsh and Sam Koehl took 1st place in the competition and will advance to the 2015 National Leadership Conference in Washington DC July 3-10.

Also advancing to nationals will be Hannah Riedle, who took first in Job Interview.

This will be the 70th anniversary of the conference which celebrates the excellence of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

As the advisor of the student-led organization with family as the center of its focus, Wyatt Waterkotte is once again very proud of his students and their accomplishments. "It is very exciting to have students qualify for a fourth year in a row. They have all worked incredibly hard to earn the right to compete against the best from across the country. It is impressive to see students so driven toward a goal that they dedicate themselves not only during the school year, but also during the summer to practice, prepare, compete and even raise funds in order to achieve their goals."

This year's group is currently selling chocolate covered strawberries in order to raise money for the trip to Washington DC. The strawberries are $10 for a dozen and they will be ready just in time for a great Mother's Day gift. If you are interested, you can contact Mr. Waterkotte at his school email: Orders are being taken through Wednesday, May 6 for pickup times Friday, May 8 from 3-8 p.m. and Saturday, May 9 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

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In addition to these students who are advancing to nationals, Mount Pulaski also had other FCCLA members who competed at the state level and did very well in their competitions.

Olivia Letterle took first place in Apparel Construction: Junior, Felipe Buenrostro took second place in Public Speaking: Creed and Nate Dyer took sixth place in Public Speaking: Creed.

Morgan Kinnaird and Lauren Thompson also took fourth place in the state for Chapter Service Project.

Congratulations to all the FCCLA members and good luck to those advancing this summer to Washington D.C.

[Teena Lowery]

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