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STATE BOUND: Silsbee High School FCCLA Students Secure Spot in State Competition

STATE BOUND: Silsbee High School FCCLA Students Secure Spot in State Competition

January 26, 2024 – Tickets are punched for state for several FCCLA students after competing in the Region IV Leadership Conference. Last week, 20 Silsbee High School students competed in the conference in events which included Baking and Pastry, Focus on Children Level 2, Public Policy Advocate Level 2 and 3, Entrepreneurship, and Food Innovations. Nine students will move on to compete at the state level.

Advancing to State:

  • 1st place Public Policy Advocate Level 3 - Senior, Kim Cordero, junior-Ahalaysha Richardson
  • 2nd place Entrepreneurship Level 2- Freshmen Mykah King
  • 3rd place Public Policy Advocate Level 2- Sophomores Auryanna Gilder, Brylie Arredondo, DeNerria Hageon
  • 3rd place Focus on Children- Freshmen, Aiyanna Grant, Catori Grant, Emma Hall


Other SHS competitors:

  • Baking and Pastry Level 3 (Zac Relford, Kadie Wilkerson, and Nataly Lopez)
  • Food Innovations Level 3 Teams of Logan Foy/Gabriella Crawford and Kenzie Russell/Georgia Worley/Chelsea Shafer)
  • Teach or Train Level 3 (Johnathan Samuel)

Other recognitions:

  • Kennedy Hope- freshmen- Voting Delegate
    • She was able to vote on Policy Changes and Vote for the 14 new officers.

Michelle Weichert, FCCLA Coach/Sponsor, expressed her pride in the students' dedication and accomplishments, stating, "We are very proud of these students and their dedication to their projects! Keep up the great work. Looking forward to a great state competition!"

Silsbee ISD has even more reason to celebrate, as Nayomee McGrue secured the position of the newest Region IV VP of Public Relations. McGrue's eloquent speech during the officer team selection process earned her the role, adding another feather to Silsbee's cap.

FCCLA advisors Michelle Weichert and Kara Baker have played a crucial role in guiding these future leaders, with Baker expressing her pride, stating, "I am so unbelievably proud of our little chapter, and I can’t wait to see the great things that Silsbee FCCLA has in store."

The road to success doesn't end here. Our nine competitors now turn their eyes on the next level as they prepare for the FCCLA State Competition scheduled for April. Stay tuned for more updates, and let's wish our Tigers good luck as they embark on the next leg of their journey towards excellence.

*Photos in this post are credited to Michelle Weichert and Kara Baker