Three earn gold medals at FCCLA state

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Three District high school students earned gold medals, while two others earned silver and another earned bronze in culinary events at the Wisconsin Family Career and Community Leaders of America state conference in Wisconisn Dells recently.

In all, 10 MHS students attended the conference, six as competitors and four for the leadership conference.

MHS senior Sam Diaz earned a $2,000 a year scholarship to the Culinary Institute of Art for her work competing in the senior division Baking and Pastry Arts competition. She also earned one of two top gold medals with a score of 96 out of 100 points. MHS senior Drew DeLaat earned a $1,000 scholarship to the CIA. Should the students decide to attend CIA, the scholarships are renewable annually.

CSCS sophomore Jade Davis earned a gold medal in the Culinary Math Event, while MHS senior Alexus Orr also was awarded a gold medal in the senior division of the Baking and Pastry Arts competition.

DeLaat was awarded a silver medal in the Occupational Division of Culinary Arts, while MHS junior Autumn Meggers also earned a silver medal in the Occupational Division of the Baking and Pastry competition. Adviser Tara Bradford noted this is judged at a higher level of scrutiny by professional bakers and that Meggers was only four points away from a gold. Bradford also said that category is for students who are interested in a culinary career after high school.

Senior Mario Morales earned a bronze medal in the Occupational Culinary competiton. Megan Ludtke, Tanner Mickelson, Madison Mormino and Eliza Orr attended the leadership conference but didn't compete.

FCCLA is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address personal, family, work and societal issues through the department of Family and Consumer Sciences. FCCLA programs are planned and run by members. The club members participate in numerous community projects throughout the year.  Regional, state and national compeitions are held in a wide variety of areas for any student who chooses to compete.

Visit the Wisconsin FCCLA website to learn more.