VHS FCCLA Shines at National Competition!

VHS FCCLA Members at National Competition in Denver Colorado

The Vidalia High School FCCLA attended the FCCLA National Competition in Denver, Colorado, July 2-7th and brought home three Gold Medals while placing two projects in the Top Ten in the Nation!

Cristal Franklin, who submitted a "Chapter Service Project" entitled "Picnic at the Farm," brought home a Gold Medal, and her project placed in the top ten in the Nation. Franklin held an event at Pittman's Family Farms to encourage children in our community to eat fresh fruits and vegetables.

The trio of Kingston Ryals, Hillaree Hankerson, and Sanaya Lewis also placed in the Nation's top ten with their "Entrepreneurship Project," which also garnered a Gold Medal. The team created a business named "Beauty & Soul," An African-American-owned business that creates a safe place for individuals to receive counseling and haircare at the same time.

Also receiving Gold Medal status was Saylor Herrin, who submitted a "Food Innovations Project," which featured Protein Packed cookies. Herrin created two cookies, a "Blueberry Madness and a Snickerdoodle," with high school athletes in mind.

During the week in Denver, the group was able to hike in Rocky Mountain National Park and go white water rafting in Idaho Springs. "These trips allow students to not only compete against other schools in the nation, but provide experiences that will last a lifetime!" said VHS FCCLA Advisor Amanda Mosley, who thanked "all the local businesses and civic organizations that helped make this trip possible."

Kingston Ryals, Saylor Herrin, Cristal Franklin, Sanaya Lewis & Hillaree Hankerson
Cristal Franklin
Hillaree Hankerson, Kingston Ryals, & Sanaya Lewis
Saylor Herrin
Sitting L-R - Hillaree Hankerson,  Kingston Ryals, Mrs. Amanda Mosley, Sanaya Lewis. Stnding L-R - Saylor Herrin & Cristal Franklin