RBR Students Bring Home Medals from Fall FCCLA Leadership Conference
Twenty-six students from the Red Bank Regional (RBR) chapter of the Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) returned home victorious from the state Fall Leadership Conference held in Edison, New Jersey, on November 19. Over 30 schools were represented from around the state. Pictured above are some of the members of the RBR’s team with their teacher Sue Eads. They are pictured above left to right: Colleen Dougan, Jordan Wesp, Alaina DeRose, Natalie Drzewiecki, Amira Ibrahim, Elizabeth Norton, Sophio Pouso, Summer Smith, Stephanie Flores, Julianna Vockroth, Mrs. Eads; Left to Right Front Row: Abby Bynoe, Ava Nelson, Rebecca Goldzwieg, Lauren DeVitto, Maggie Cahill, Kiera McCarthy. The students earned two Gold Medals; one for the banner pictured above. A second was earned by Grace Laverne and Katelyn Sandin for their activities in preparing a child for a doctor’s visit. Two silver medals were earned in culinary categories by Lily Ferrone, Tesa Koetzner and Grechen Ogden. Lauren Mery and Eveyn Sullivan took a silver medal for their Go Green invention from recyclables while Summer Smith and Sophie Pouso also won a bronze in the same category. Abby Bynoe, Kiera McCarthy and Ava Nelson won a bronze medal for their Football Food Drive Community Service Project which they staged at the Hazlet football game. FCCLA members who participated but are not pictured are: Gianna Boriello, Abby Brockway, Julia Kirkpatrick, Georgia Landree, Claudia Medlolla, Chloe Rosen, Katelyn Sandin, Kanymah Tucker, Abby Wagner, and Brooke Walker.
The mission of the FCCLA, a national organization is “To promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through: character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.” For more information visit their website at http://fcclainc.org/