Nandua Middle FCCLA chapter wins at State Fair

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Pictured are, back row: Bryan Morales-Chan, Antonio Baines, Adrian Mills, Parker Shotwell, Da’Quais Harmon (did not attend), and Shawn Harmon. Middle Row: Jordan Nock, Neveah Altman, Ezirah Stevenson, Briana Zavala, Jaelin Yanez-Castaneda. Front Row: Shelby Fitzgerald, Gabrielle Courtney, Saylor Saunders, Zada Smith, and Mireya Ramirez.

Members of the Nandua Middle School FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) Chapter attended the FCCLA Day at the Virginia State Fair on Sept. 29. 

They competed in State Fair STAR Events (Students Taking Action for Recognition). There were four FCCLA-themed contest categories at the middle school level: branded clothing item, clothing accessory, home accessory, and “About FCCLA” electronic poster.

NMS students took two out of the four first-place trophies given at the state level. Shelby Fitzgerald won first place for a Branded FCCLA Clothing Item and Mireya Ramirez won first place for a FCCLA Clothing Accessory. All student entries deserve recognition. They include a lined purse, repurposed shirt, and an ESVA-themed quilt.

Jennifer Kidwell, the NMS FCCLA chapter advisor, said, “We were fortunate to have a core group of initial FCCLA members who knew how to follow contest rules and guide new members. I am proud of these kids. Their conduct at the state fair was fantastic. The trip allowed the students to highlight their strengths and have some kid time at the fair.”

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