FCCLA returns from successful state competition

Tess Lippincott – Mustangs Ahead

LRHS FCCLA competitors enjoy their time at states

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) returned from their state competition last weekend with gold medals and scholarships.

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

Five Mustangs competed in two categories.

Senior Jordan Baker and sophomore Nolan Mirikitani competed as a team in the sports nutrition category.

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Sophomores Tess Lippincott, Sydney Nolin, and Andrea Mondragon competed as a team in the focus on children category.

Both teams received gold medals, signifying their achievements in creating, detailing, and presenting their projects to a panel of judges.

Baker and Mirikitani also received $500 scholarships to Keiser University.

Both teams also qualified for the National Leadership Conference Competition this summer in San Diego, California.

“I am proud of all of us and did not expect a gold for our project. I am also super excited for nationals this summer,” said Nolin.