The Coffee High School and Coffee Middle School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) joined more than 8,000 FCCLA student leaders, members, and advisers to participate in the annual National Leadership Conference (NLC) in San Diego, CA.
Each student participated in one of thirty Family and Consumer Science related competitive events, including STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events and the FCCLA/ LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl. Over 4,5000 students competed in this year’s national competition, with ten of Coffee High’s students receiving either a silver or bronze medal.
This year’s 2016 STAR event winners included: Sharicka Watts, Nijah James, and Addie Gilliard, Silver; Allison Dorsey and Emilee Johnson, Silver; Destiny Brockington, Bronze; Reece Hampton and Madelyn Thomas, Silver; Dyanna Hayes, Bronze; and Caroline Wilson, Silver.
The following students also attended leadership workshops and seminars during the conference: Adrienne Cofield, Andrew Steptoe, Jacklyn Wilson, Joey Roberts, Salomon Ramirez, Zae Zae Moffett, Tacara Coley, and Trinity Coley.
During their trip, the students got to enjoy San Diego and do some sight seeing. The team went to Balboa Park, rode the ferry to Coronado Island, ate at Hodad’s, and soaked up some sun on the west coast.
Coffee Middle School FCCLA Teacher Tara Carver states, “We are incredibly proud of our students and their hard work. Traveling to San Diego and networking with other students is a great experience, but having the opportunity to really experience life outside of Douglas is an unforgettable experience for these students.
“All of the things they got to do are sometimes once in a lifetime experiences. For me personally, my life and love for FCCLA began in San Diego ten years ago at the 2006 National Leadership Conference. I want to provide experiences that I was given to my students.”
Coffee High School FCCLA Teacher Renee Roberson states, “FCCLA provides unlimited possibilities for our students. FCCLA and the opportunities provided are great life lessons for them. We want to give a special thanks to our sponsors for making possible realities for our students.”
FCCLA would like to thank all of their sponsors, chaperones, and supporters in this year’s National Leadership Conference.
Ultimate Graphics, Dylan Ross Art, and the Douglas Exchange Club were this year’s Platinum sponsors for the team’s competition. East Coast Asphalt LLC, George McRaine, Kaczor Enterprises, Malphus Electrical Contracting, and South Georgia Dentistry were Gold sponsors.
The Silver sponsors include: Burkhalter Appliances, Coffee Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Coffee County Farm Bureau, Coley Electric and Plumbing Supply, Covenant Christian Church, Diamond Builders, Douglas National Bank, Farrar, Hennesy and Tanner, First String Space, FNBCC, Lasster Equipment Group-John Deere, Nicholls Pharmacy, Precious Possessions Day Care, Ranchero’s Fresh Grill, Pro Stock Automotive, Rapid Lube, RM Clark, Southwire, Statewide Engineering, and Wilson Trucking.
This year’s Bronze sponsors include: Aden’s Minit Market, American Truck Parts, Belinda Harrell, Beta Sigma Phi, Charles E. Lewis Construction Company, Circle D Farm and Ranch Supply, Colony Bank, Deep South Fuel, Douglas Vascular, Doyle and Linda Wooten, ENT of Coffee County, Harper & Company, Jackie Wilson, Jimmy Lott Masonry, Johnny Wayne Jowers, Judy Worrell, LaRiccia for State Representative, Lott Builder Supply, Lott True Value Hardware, McIver Funeral Home, McRae’s Pharmacy, Metts Law Firm, Norris Shoe Store, Prince Ford-Mercury, Quick Change, Ready Truck Lines, Robbie Roberson Ford, Satilla REMC, Scott Kirkland Jewelers and Repairs, Shanda Henderson, South GA Western Star, T&S Welding Fabrication, Thompson Machine, Tokyo Express, Two Way Communications, Universal Ag Services, and Williams Institutional Foods.
The Honorable Mention sponsors include: Audrey’s Leftovers, Broxton Butcher Block, Clint Lott, David’s Auto Sales, Flat Broke Dirt Service, Jack Steptoe, Jordan Harper Service, Josey Construction, Leverette Law Firm, Morrison Frame and Body Shop, Precious Jewelers Early Learning Center, Sims Funeral Home, Southeastern Neuromuscular Massage, Spivey’s Catfish House, Town Square Antique Mall, Troy and Deidre Dunnam, Valerie Blankenship, and Van Henderson.