MARANA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - After competing against 1,100 students over three days, Mountain View High School Early Childhood Education students earned three gold medals, two silver medals, and two bronze medals at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2018 State Leadership Conference held at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, on March 26-28, 2018.
In addition to winning medals, three students qualified for the 2018 FCCLA National Leadership Conference, June 28-July 2, 2018 in Atlanta, GA.
"Being able to watch the Early Childhood students develop their leadership skills all while giving back to the children within our community is priceless," says Lauren Moraga, ECE Teacher, FCCLA Advisor. During the conference, Arizona's finest high school members engaged in over 70 different STAR Competitive Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) that recognize members for proficiency and achievement in projects, leadership skills and occupational preparation.
"My experience with FCCLA has given me the opportunity to become a stronger leader while giving back to my community," states Kaitlyn Garcia, ECE FCCLA Chapter President, MVHS senior. "State Leadership Conference allowed me to meet new people and see the impact FCCLA had on others as well as myself. I have become a better leader, gained confidence and realized I can do anything I set my mind to thanks to my experiences with FCCLA."
Arizona FCCLA is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life— planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making and interpersonal communication— necessary in the home and workplace. FCCLA is the Ultimate Leadership Experience!
Mountain View student winners:
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- Bryanna Torres- Gold medal winner
- Elizabeth Acker - Bronze medal winner
- Juliette Contreras- Bronze medal winner
- Chloe Weigel -Gold medal winner
- Kaitlyn Garcia- Gold medal winner and qualified for national conference
- Ruby Kubat- Silver medal winner and qualified for national conference