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Karsyn Brown and Maycie Hammer placed fourth in Illustrated Talk – Junior and were recognized at the final general session of Texas FCCLA.


Ten Panhandle High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America attended the 2019 FCCLA State Leadership Conference and competed in STAR events at the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Dallas on April 4-6. STAR stands for Students Taking Action with Recognition.

The Top 5 in each category are recognized each year and the top two advance to Nationals. Panhandle FCCLA was very excited to have two ninth grade girls come so close to qualifying for Nationals! Maycie and Karsyn’s Illustrated Talk was about the dangers of vaping among teenagers.

Emily Jones was recognized and presented with a $1,000 FCCLA scholarship at the first general session. She is the first FCCLA scholarship recipient from Panhandle High School since it became affiliated in 2014. Her scholarship donor is a company called “It’s Your Spice.”

Also competing in STAR events were Emily Jones (Career Investigation); Acacia Barker and Kinley Hammer (Chapter in Review Portfolio); Megan Anderson (Teach and Train); Olivia Horner and Avery Huddle (Chapter Service Project Portfolio); and Kendall Woods and Ashleigh George (Interpersonal Communications). These students developed a project and then prepared displays and portfolios to present their research and information. There were over 4,000 FCCLA members from across the state attending the conference and competing in various events.

After competing, the Panhandle FCCLA members got to experience an important piece of history while touring the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. The Museum is located on the sixth floor of the old Texas School Book Depository Building from where shots were fired at President Kennedy in Dallas in 1963.

FCCLA is a student led organization through Family and Consumer Sciences Education under the guidance of Mrs. Eadie Bradford, PHS FCS teacher.