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FCCLA members bring home awards from Georgia National Fair, conference


The Lincoln County High School chapter of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members Alexis McCall, Matt Penrow, Dylan Courtright, Beatrice Jackson, Makayla Bell, and Rebecca Kneece recently participated in a leadership conference in Covington. FCCLA chapter adviser Beth Pilkington (center) accompanied the six members to the meeting where they participated in several different competitions. The Lincoln County High School chapter of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members Alexis McCall, Matt Penrow, Dylan Courtright, Beatrice Jackson, Makayla Bell, and Rebecca Kneece recently participated in a leadership conference in Covington. FCCLA chapter adviser Beth Pilkington (center) accompanied the six members to the meeting where they participated in several different competitions. Youth from the Lincoln County High School chapter of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently participated in a leadership conference held October 17-18 at the FFA- FCCLA Center in Covington, where students were motivated by the conference theme “Getting S’more Out of Leadership.”

Over 1,200 students and ad­visors from 200 schools across Georgia participated in leadership workshops, planned the chapter’s program of work, and participated in competitions at this location and another in Fort Valley. Along with other advisors and members from across the state, Lincoln County High School’s.FCCLA..chapter.ad­visor .


Lincoln County FCCLA member Alexis McCall took second place ind in a chili cook-off with her recipe of chili mac and cheese as a part of the Georgia National Fair competitions on October 10. Lincoln County FCCLA member Alexis McCall took second place ind in a chili cook-off with her recipe of chili mac and cheese as a part of the Georgia National Fair competitions on October 10. Beth Pilkington accompanied six members to the meeting. Those six members were Alexis McCall, Matt Penrow, Dylan Courtright, Beatrice Jackson, Makayla Bell, and Rebecca Kneece.

Chapters also had the chance to compete in several events in­cluding “T-shirt Design,” “State Lapel Pin Design,” “Membership Recruitment,” and the “Statesman Award.”

At the conclusion of the day the awards ceremony was held to rec­ognize all of the accomplishments of the competition winners. Penrow received his Statesman Award for scoring 85 percent or higher on an FCCLA and Georgia FCCLA Knowledge Test. He will now be eligible to take the distinguished Statesman Test at the state leader­ship conference in March.


Lincoln County FCCLA member Jenny Beggs also won fourth place in a brochure creation competi­tion for the Georgia National Fair competition. Beggs, along with several of her classmates, also placed in several other fair competitions. Lincoln County FCCLA member Jenny Beggs also won fourth place in a brochure creation competi­tion for the Georgia National Fair competition. Beggs, along with several of her classmates, also placed in several other fair competitions. Chapter members also had the opportunity to participate in local chapter planning time where they were given a chance to plan several activities for the year. Members also gained knowledge from the workshops that they will be able to use to improve the local chapter and improve their leadership skills.

“We would like to thank the com­munity for supporting our program and students,” Pilkington said. “Chapter members in attendance had a wonderful time, made many new friends from across Georgia, volun­teered with registration, helped with setting up for testing, and brought back information that will be shared with other members.”

Additionally, the Lincoln County High School FCCLA chapter par­ticipated in a motivational rally held on Wednesday, October 11, at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.

The Lincoln County chapter had 18 members attend and compete in several events, joining over 3,700 students and advisors from schools across Georgia.

The Georgia National Fair com­petitions began on Tuesday, October 10, with students competing in the annual chili cook-off for high and middle school students. The next day, students attended the 2017 FCCLA Fall Leadership Rally in Reaves Arena. The motivational ral­ly was followed by the peanut recipe contest sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission. Students also participated in the Family and Con­sumer Sciences Knowledge Bowl, the Culinary Knowledge Bowl, the Middle School Knowledge Bowl, and the Culinary Competition.

Lincoln County High School’s knowledge bowl team was in the top 16 and advanced from the first round of competition, and the chapter’s fair booth won fourth place.

Additionally, members created a brochure as a class project, and .Jen­ny Beggs’ brochure was submitted and won fourth place.

Alexis McCall also competed in the chili cook-off with her recipe of chili mac and cheese and won second place.

Samantha Corey won fourth place in the peanut recipe competition with a dark chocolate peanut blue­berry energy bar.

Lincoln County High School FC­CLA extended its thanks to the com­munity and school system for their continued support of this program and its members.

FCCLA is considered to be a dynamic and effective national stu­dent organization that helps young men and women become leaders by addressing important personal, family, work, and societal issues through family and consumer sci­ences education.

FCCLA has over 160,000 mem­bers and over 4,500 chapters from 50 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The organi­zation has involved more than 10 million youth since its founding in 1945.

For more information on Georgia FCCLA, visit www.gafccla.com.

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