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FCCLA earns high honors at regional conference

Alvarado High School’s chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America brought back several awards from its regional competition, including the honor of being named Most Improved Chapter.

Overall, AHS has seen an 85 percent increase in membership and in its members attending the FCCLA conference.

“They won the award just by being the great kids from this great community,” teacher Alesia Gibbons said. “It was so exciting to go to regionals and see the kids make new friends, learn about FCCLA and experience the excitment of a new adventure. We are already getting ready for next year and can't wait to go back with more members in tow!”

AHS junior Alyssa Gonzales qualified to compete at the state competition in April by placing first in the regional CS Knowledge competition. Others who placed were Marissa Gonzalez (silver), Melodi Moline (bronze) and Reagan Sullins (bronze).

“We competed against 113 chapters at regionals and in the area of FCS knowledge, we had six participants,” Gibbons said. “We received gold, silver, and two bronze. Alyssa was in the top one percent regionally. I’m so proud of my kids and their strong efforts!”

The state conference in April will be held in Dallas.