Eleven members of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Sewanhaka Chapter attended the annual State Leadership Conference in Owego, New York.
More than 150 students from New York State participated in eight STAR (Students Taking Action for Recognition) and skills demonstration events, showcasing their college and career-readiness skills in Family and Consumer Sciences and related occupations.
The Sewanhaka team earned more than $3,000 in scholarships. The following members received gold awards, earning the privilege to represent New York State at the National Conference this summer in Nashville, Tennessee: Nia Balgobin and Keziah Joseph - Chapter Service Project Display; Brooke Echeverria and Taylor Regnier - Life Event Planning (junior category); Adassa Henry - Life Event Planning (senior category); and Zaire Couloute - Career Investigation. Couloute also received a $1,500 scholarship from Bryant & Stratton College.
The following members received silver awards, also earning the privilege to represent New York State at the National Conference: Lynn Edouard - Career Investigation (alternate), Ailyn Acosta - Career Investigation; and Katiana Presume and Sutanya Williams - Job Interview. Presume received a $1,000 scholarship from Bryant & Stratton College, while Williams was given a $500 scholarship from the college. Nabeeha Hussain was awarded first-place in Thematic Table Setting, a new FCCLA State skills demonstration event. Congratulations to all the students!