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Lighthouse, Carbon High students rock FCCLA competition

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The Lighthouse school continues to expand the activities their students can take part in. This year they formed a FCCLA club and have nine students actively participating. FCCLA stands for Family, Career, Community Leadership of America.

Led by club advisor Rebecca Larson, the Lighthouse students just came back from competing in their first area competition with the FCCLA. They are part of the Eastern area which encompasses from Provo east. This was a qualifier to compete at the state level. To move on a student had to place at least first or second. They competed in several areas culminating with their star project.

Melodie Robinson and Nina Shrewsbury of the Lighthouse each received silver awards and a chance to move on. Their star event presentations were in the recycle and design category.

Light House Director Karlene Bianco could barely contain her pride at the achievements of her students in their first year effort. "We are very proud of them. You can just see their confidence and self esteem grow from this experience."

Club Advisor Larson said the kids had a lot of fun at the event and learned much while being part of it. She is already looking ahead to next year and lining students up with projects.

The state competition will be March 25-26 th at the Davis conference center. As for the Price high school, thirty Carbon High FLCCA members competed in the qualifying meet for state. There are 16 different areas that the team can compete in. The Carbon team garnered at least a silver medal in each area they entered. Most will move on to the state event to compete against others from around Utah.

Two Carbon High teams competed in the most grueling event at the meet and that was the culinary challenge. One team walked away the winner and the other had to settle for a silver medal. For the competition the teams had one hour to prepare and serve a three course meal after being given their recipes. Because of the time involved in the competition, only the top team moves on to the state level.

The winning group from Carbon consists of Jordan Tatton, Shane Zolinski and Lacey Pugleise. Levi Adair and Nathan Hepworth garnered a silver. The state meet will take place on March 25.

Before that meet, several of the students will take on an even more grueling challenge at the State Pro Start Competition. Pro Start is a separate two year program that is available to juniors and seniors focusing specifically on the Culinary arts. FCCLA is a club that is open to all junior high and high school students and covers many different areas.

Competition will be intense and Carbon High teacher and club adviser Daphne Stockdale is excited about the upcoming event for her students.

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