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2012-03-07 / Living

Jourdanton FCCLA excels!

Pictured is Ashley Meyers, 1st Place Applied Technology, Junior Division. 
Pictured is Ashley Meyers, 1st Place Applied Technology, Junior Division. Jourdanton Family, Career and Community Leaders of America competed at the FCCLA Leadership Conference in Corpus Christi, Feb. 23-25. The meeting theme was FCCLA Highway to Success.

Representing Jourdanton FCCLA were: Kori Hilla, Sabrina Torres, Aaron Saenz, Leah Badillo, Venturce Turner, Ashley Meyers, Keatlynn Dickenson and Hannah Lindsay. Accompanying Jourdanton FCCLA were: Mrs. Margie Rutherford, Keith and Jennifer Chapman and Edna Ulbrich, advisor. Mr. and Mrs. Chapman served as judges for Parliamentary Procedure and Focus on Children STAR Events.

STAR Events are competitive events that combine academic skills, technology skills and public speaking skills to develop projects that impact peers and the community.

Ashley Meyers placed first in Applied Technology Junior division. Her project dealt with Jourdanton students left to right are: back row-Hannah Lindsay, Aaron Saenz; middle row- Ventruce Turner, Lynnessa De Leon, Leah Badillo, Keatlynn Dickinson; front row- Kori Hilla, Sabrina Torres and Mrs. Edna Ulbrich, advisor. 
Jourdanton students left to right are: back row-Hannah Lindsay, Aaron Saenz; middle row- Ventruce Turner, Lynnessa De Leon, Leah Badillo, Keatlynn Dickinson; front row- Kori Hilla, Sabrina Torres and Mrs. Edna Ulbrich, advisor. the prevention of cyber bullying. Keatlynn Dickinson and Hannah Lindsay won first place in the Illustrated Talk Junior division. Their ten minute talks with props informed the audience of child abuse and methods of prevention.

Lynessa De Leon’s 10 minute speech and props dealt with the respect of life. People are tragically murdered in the heat of anger, or greed. De Leon won first place in Illustrated Talk Senior division.

The Interior Design Senior event consists of a scenario, floor plan of a shot gun house. Acting as interior designers, the teams make changes and meet the scenario’s concerns. Students must prepare sample and design boards including furniture, fabrics and flooring samples for the project. A budget in spreadsheet format gives renovation fees as well as the costs of decorating. A 15 minute speech justifies the changes made to the structure, selection of interior furniture, wall and floor treatment, appliances and accessories. Decisions are supported by the Elements and Principles of Design and the clients’ needs. Competing in the Interior Design were Ventruce Turner, Aaron Saenz and Leah Badillo. In the senior division, Saenz and Badillo won fifth place.

On Friday, Kori Hilla and Sabrina Torres had six hours of interviews to vie for regional offices. After giving a speech to the House of Delegates, a written exam and individual interviews by the nominating committee, Hilla became the Region V Vice President of Competitive Events. Sabrina’s office is Region V Vice President of Projects. Both officers will be trained this summer, plan next year’s regional meeting and have duties at the state and national leadership conferences.

In addition to competing, delegates attended workshops on: career preparation, prevention of dating violence, and health consequences of tobacco use. Delegates viewed “The Fifth Quarter” . Mrs. Mary Ann Abbate, Luke’s real life mother was the main speaker. Mrs. Abbate challenged delegates to own their decisions and consider the consequences not only for themselves but others. Overcoming grief and challenges of real life events provoked listeners to be aware of the blessings they possess as well as the support of family and friends.



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