Five FCCLA Members Advance to State Competition

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) students from Azle High School competed in the Texas FCCLA Region II Leadership Conference on February 27-28 in Waco. Five students from AHS will advance to the FCCLA State Competition in Dallas on April 8-10. 

Three students competed in the Sustainability Challenge which was done virtually this year due to COVID.3 female students wearing masks standing next to project board Leylanie Perez (FCCLA President), Brianna Gonzalez (Secretary), and Melanie Montoya placed second in the competition and will advance to the State competition in April. The Sustainability Challenge involved studying soaps and face washes used by the average consumer and how they impact the environment as well as which types of cleansers would be best for both the environment and a person’s skin. The team created soaps which included a bar soap, liquid face wash, and oatmeal scrub. 

Holden Wall participated in a Mystery Basket Competition which is similar to the show “Chopped.” 2 male and 1 female student wearing masks and sitting in a row During this event, competitors are provided a set of mystery ingredients and must create a meal for the judges in 90 minutes. Wall placed fourth in the competition and will advance to State. 

Brelyn Beverly competed in a Cupcake Presentation event where competitors had to decorate and display cupcakes for the judges. Beverly placed fifth in the event and will advance to State. 

Throughout the year, Anna Latta, 2020-21 Texas FCCLA Region II Officer- VP of Membership, participated in a female student standing at podium wearing mask virtual leadership camp where she worked with all of the other Region officers to create letters, memos, certificates for framing, and social media graphics for FCCLA. During the 2021 Texas FCCLA Region II Leadership Conference, Anna and the rest of the Region II officers collaborated to video all of the presentations for a virtual conference. 

“We are so proud of our Azle FCCLA members who competed at the Region II Conference, said Deramee. “This has been an unusual year due to COVID, and our students went above and beyond considering all of the extra situations going on.”

FCCLA Advisors are Natasha Dermaee and Shelby Morgan and Azle ISD's Career & Technical Education Director is Dr. Suzanne Murr. Learn more about FCCLA at Azle High School.