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Wilco Students earn FCCLA Awards

Plainfield Central High School, Kaitlyn Abellera (12th grade)

Romeoville High School, Elizabeth Carrillo (11th grader)

Romeoville High School, Zita Vanaria (11th grader)

Romeoville, Ill. – Three students pursuing a career in Early Childhood Education (ECE) at Wilco Area Career Center have recently been named recipients of FCCLA Awards during a Regional competition on February 4th and 5th.  Each of the students – Bolingbrook HS, Jesenia Garcia (11), Romeoville HS, Elizabeth Carrillo (11), and Plainfield Central HS, Kaitlyn Abellera (12) competed in various categories.  Elizabeth Carrillo was awarded Gold Level for her Story Lesson Plan entry, Jesenia Garcia and Kaitlyn Abellera were awarded the Silver Level for their Childcare Professional Notebook entry. Congratulations!

Twelve students pursuing a career in Culinary Arts at Wilco Area Career Center have been named recipients of FCCLA Awards.  Each of the students- Plainfield South, Brianna Worthley (12) was awarded the Gold Level for Most Outstanding in Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation STAR Event, Plainfield Central, Cynthia Sanchez (12) was awarded Gold Level for her Fondant Cakes entry, Romeoville HS, Deon Collins (11) was awarded Silver Level for his Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation STAR Event, Plainfield East, Lindsey McCoy (12) was awarded Silver Level for Culinary STAR, Plainfield East, Sydney Felgenhauer (12) was awarded Silver Level for Fondant Cake, Romeoville HS, Zita Vanaria (11) and Angela Flores (12) were awarded Silver Level for their Decorated Cookie entries, Bolingbrook HS, Nya Teemer (11) and Ariana Mendoza (11) were awarded Silver Level for their Decorated Cookie entries, Plainfield East, Evan Morfoot (12) was awarded Bronze Level for his Culinary Math entry and Plainfield P-Step, Jayda Dixon (11) was awarded Silver Level for her Decorated Cookie entry. Congratulations!

The State Competition begins on Monday, April 5th and Tuesday, April 6th and the following students will be competing virtually at the state level: Brianna Worthley, Cynthia Sanchez, Lindsey McCoy, Sydney Felgenhauer, Zita Vanaria, Angela Flores, Nya Teemer, Jayda Dixon and Ariadna Mendoza.  Good Luck!

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in family and consumer sciences education in public and private school through grade 12.  Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life -- planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making and interpersonal communication -- necessary in the home and workplace.

Wilco Area Career Center, Romeoville, IL, serves nearly 1400 students district wide and offers students career-based courses providing skills required for continuing education and/or employment upon completion.

Every Student Needs A Skill.

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