Waubonsie Takes Home Gold Medals in FCCLA State Competition

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SPRINGFIELD – Waubonsie Valley’s FCCLA club competed at its state competition on Friday, where eight students came away with gold medals and four students qualified for national competition.

FCCLA stands for Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America. Overall, 25 students competed in various events including entrepreneurship, fashion construction, fashion design, nutrition and wellness, public policy advocate, apparel construction, design and decor, fashion apparel display, international experience, pastry arts fondant cakes, and pastry arts frosted cakes. 

Sophie Hastings, Nisshita Marikumar, Jimena Argueta Gonzalez, Josie Lis, Yashvi Shah, Avery Hansen, Anjali Penamutcha, and Simraah Sakkaria earned gold medals.

Mahima Desai, Hita Khandelwal, Yashvi Desai, Tanvi Vijay, Karshin Nair, Monserrath Garcia, Simran Choudhary, Zoey Greaney, Arpita Kandula, Maria Perez Delgadillo, Sanaa Jamil and Milla Scott earned silver medals.

Rio Racelis, Serenity Hill, Nihara Sureshkumar, Rachel Kwiatkowski and Chloe Cochran earned bronze medals.

Desai, Khandelwal, Nair and Argueta Gonzalez all qualified for national competition.