FCCLA members prepare for states

Tess Lippincott –Mustangs Ahead

FCCLA members (l to r) Nolan Mirikitani, Andrea Mondragon, Sydney Nolin, Tess Lippincott and Jordan Baker (not pictured) will head to state competition

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is sending five Mustangs to the organization’s state competition in Orlando this weekend.

The members going to states are –

  • Jordan Baker
  • Nolan Mirikitani
  • Andrea Mondragon
  • Sydney Nolin
  • Tess Lippincott

FCCLA is a national organization that supports young men and women who participate in family and consumer sciences such as human services, sports nutrition, and focusing on children.

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The task for the competitors is to find a problem or improvement that can be made in a category and develop a solution or a way to work through it.

“I am very proud of the Mustangs who are moving on to the state competition this weekend, as they have stayed dedicated to FCCLA through many ups and downs. FCCLA helps develop leadership skills in students that they will take with them in the future,” said chapter adviser Elaine Bowling.

Andrea Mondragon is the district 7 chairperson and LRHS chapter vice president of competitive events.

“I am very excited for states because this is the first in person conference since 2019. FCCLA is a big part of how I started channeling my professional side and with competitive events, it has helped me become a better leader for the community,” said Mondragon.