GCHS Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter brings home over $200K in potential scholarship money

Grayson County High School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter recently traveled to Washington, D.C. and brought home the potential for over $200,000 in scholarship money.

The chapter’s agenda while on the trip included the organization’s National Fall Conference. All students who competed placed in the Top 15 in the nation in their respective competitive categories, according to school officials.

Even more exciting, the students who placed in the Top 3 in their individual disciplines will receive a scholarship opportunity from Sullivan University, representing more than $200,000 in potential scholarships.

First place finishers were: Abby Smith in Toys that Teach (Level 3); Hollie Hagan in #TeachFCS (Level 2); Mary Kerr in Speak Out for FCCLA (Level 3); and Jordan Grant in Speak Out for FCCLA (Level 2).

Coming in Second Place was Bailey Yaden in Culinary Knife Skills (Level 2); coming in Third Place was Maggie Cox in Culinary Knife Skills (Level 2); coming in Seventh Place was Michenna Meredith in FCCLA Knowledge (Level 2); coming in Tenth Place was Sydney Lindsey in Consumer Math (Level 2); and coming in Twelfth Place was Allie Dotson in Education and Training (Level 3).

In addition to the nationwide competition, Grayson County High School’s FCCLA chapter was well represented when meeting with U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie, and staffers from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office during the Capitol Leadership summit where they advocated for Career and Technical Education, mental health awareness and FCCLA initiatives.

GCHS FCCLA chapter with U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie

By Ken Howlett, News Director

Contact Ken at ken@k105.com