Lawrence County High School students, Felicia Patel and Paige Hancock, won gold medals and placed top in the country at the National Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competition in early July.
“They are the first to receive gold at FCCLA nationals in our county history,” Lawrence County Family and Consumer Science Teacher Jill Woods said.
The two tenth-graders qualified to attend the national competition in Anaheim, California after winning the state-level competition in mid-March, she said.
The family and consumer science teacher said one other student from Lawrence County had made it to the national round of the FCCLA competition before. Chelsea Hitt, an LCHS graduate, received a silver medal at nationals in 2018.
Hancock and Patel competed in the Interpersonal Communications category in the state and nationals competitions by organizing an anti-bullying program at their high school, said Woods.
During the competition, Hancock and Patel gave a PowerPoint presentation outlining their project and its success to a panel of judges.
Congratulations to Lawrence County’s two national FCCLA winners.