Beaumont & Lafayette Students Excel in FCCLA Nationals
More than 7,000 Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) student members, advisers, and guests gathered June 29 through July 3 in San Diego, California, for the 2022 FCCLA National Leadership Conference. “Make It Count” was the theme of this year’s event, where participants heard inspiring speakers, attended workshops, competed for awards, and networked with peers.
Beaumont Middle School’s club competed in the STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) contests, and its Parliamentary Procedure team took third place overall with strong work from Haylee Tucker, Hannah Davies, DeLeigha Cummins, Taylor Ashcraft, and Lilly Beall.
Also finishing in the Top 10 nationally were Beaumont's Lucero Aldana Castro, Renata Centeno Sanchez, and Litzy Pio Lopez, in sixth place in the Event Management competition, and McKinley Emerson and Jasmine Chen, in seventh place in the Chapter in Review category.
Students from Lafayette High School also competed, with Maggie Bagwell winning gold in Career Investigations and Sofia Sweazy taking silver in Repurpose & Redesign.
FCCLA is an organization for students taking Family and Consumer Sciences courses who can develop leadership through community service and design career projects for competitive events.