Students in the FCCLA students stop to enjoy the many sights in Dallas while attending the FCCLA state competition and meeting April 11-13. Students are, from left, Kris Smith, Charles Horton, Maddy Montfort, Juan Arredondo, Colton Bruce, Madison Hamm, Grace Windham, Sarah Marsh and Gennie Hamilton. (Photo courtesy of Alesha Rogers)
Family, Consumer and Career Leaders of America students of Graham High School made their way to Dallas April 11-13 to participate in the state FCCLA competition and meeting. Jima Harrelson and Cheryl Sides worked as chairmen on the Focus on Children event. LEO test competitors were Charles Horton and Maddy Montfort, who both received medals. Seniors Kris Smith and Colton Bruce had practiced for weeks for their presentation that they gave to judges on a gluten-free dessert product in the food innovation competition. Senior division contestants Gennie Hamilton and Sarah Marsh presented a program on bully awareness in the illustrated talk competition, and placed sixth overall. Madison Hamm, Grace Windham and Juan Arredondo competed in the chapter showcase event and placed second in their division. They will travel this summer to Nashville, Tenn., to compete at the National FCCLA competition.