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FCCLA attends National Leadership Convention in Anaheim, California

Clayton High School’s FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) club is a Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its focus. Throughout the year, they participate in local service learning projects, and they also compete at the state and national level in areas that focus around nutrition, communication, community service, interior design, fashion, environmentalism, hospitality, teaching, and leadership development. The adviser for the club is Family and Consumer Sciences teacher, Rachel Langdon.


Clayton FCCLA had 23 students qualify at state competition in the spring to compete at the national level, and all 23 traveled to Anaheim, California this summer to represent Clayton High School and Johnston County CTE in their competitive events at the FCCLA National Leadership Convention. During the trip, they were able to explore Long Beach, meet the characters at Disneyland, and enjoy all of the sights of Los Angeles! Most importantly, they attended meetings to nurture leadership development, and they presented their competition pieces that qualified them for the trip. On the last day, they even got to experience the biggest earthquake that the area had seen in 25 years! 


At the awards ceremony, Clayton FCCLA received 13 gold, 9 silver, and 1 bronze medal. Four of Clayton’s students were ranked third in the nation, and three were ranked fourth in the nation! We are so proud of all of our Clayton FCCLA students who qualified to attend nationals and represented Clayton High and Johnston County so well in competition and with their exemplary behavior. Because of their excitement and positive attitudes, they also received the spirit stick for North Carolina for the second year in a row. 


We look forward to seeing our FCCLA chapter’s continued success in the 2019-2020 school year! Follow them on Twitter at @claytonfccla to keep up with their progress!