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Perkins County FCCLA members who participated in district competition and will advance to state include (l-r): Karen Ruiz, Jacob Woodmancy, Jessica Klingelhoefer, Kadie Hanson, Matthew Wendell and Valerie Perez.

Perkins County FCCLA headed to state competition

Six members from Perkins County High School FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) and FCCLA Advisor Cathy Ochsner attended FCCLA District 11 STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Competition hosted by Cambridge High School on Wednesday, Jan. 17. 

PC FCCLA students competed against students from Arapahoe, Cambridge, Chase County, Dundy County Stratton, Elwood and Medicine Valley.

Senior FCCLA members Kadie Hanson and Jessica Klingelhoefer competed in the Focus on Children Senior category. Their topic was related to technology use versus choosing active free time activities. 

They worked with PC elementary students to complete their project. Hanson and Klingelhoefer received Top Gold and qualified for State FCCLA STAR competition in Lincoln this April.

Valerie Perez and Matthew Wendell competed in the Advocacy Senior category.  Their topic was sexual harassment in the work place. They received Top Gold and qualified for state competition.

Karen Ruiz and Jacob Woodmancy competed in the Applied Math for Culinary Management Senior category.  In their STAR project they planned a banquet to raise money to donate to Share the Strength and raise awareness for the No Kid Hungry program. The event included a test and case study. Ruiz and Woodmancy received Top Silver and qualified for state competition.

State FCCLA STAR competition is held in conjunction with State FCCLA Conference in April.

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