Mt. Vernon students excel at conference

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FORTVILLE — Mt. Vernon High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America recently received the FCCLA Gold Honor Chapter Award at the Indiana State FCCLA conference conducted at the Horizon Center in Muncie.

The award, based on FCCLA member community service and leadership activities for the school year, is the top chapter award presented at the state conference. Individual members submitted other FCCLA state community and leadership projects and received the following awards: Adison Wooldridge, Gold Award for FACTS-Community Traffic Safety; Audrey Melms, Silver Award for SMILE-community service project with the elderly; Destiny Huber, Silver Award for Beyond the Basics; Sidney Johnstone and Paige Gwinn, Bronze Award for Fashion Trend Board; Victoria Rennier participated in the Early Childhood Healthy Snack. FCCLA members at Mt. Vernon High School engage in a variety of community service projects during the year.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through Grade 12. Since 1945. FCCLA members have been making a difference in families, careers and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.