Mossy Creek Middle School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members attended the national conference in San Diego, Cal. in July. They were among 4,500 students who competed in Students Taking Action for Recognition (STAR) events. Mossy Creek Middle students won Gold and placed in the top 10.
Sydney Oglesby, now a freshman at Perry High, won a Gold medal and a score of 100 for her “Hugging Chairs” in the “Focus on Children” event. She made several chairs to act as compression vests for students with sensory processing disorders.
Sydney is pictured with her FCCLA Adviser Kadie Griger and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mark Scott. National FCCLA award winners were recognized at the Sept. 13, 2016, Board of Education meeting.
Kanah Bellflower, currently an eighth grader, and Alison Freligh, now a seventh grader, placed in the top 10 in the nation for their FCCLA Chapter Website design. At State, Sydney and her partner, Lydia Hardy, won top honors and qualified for Nationals. Kaden Greer, a freshman, and seventh grader Krish Patel won Gold and top honors for their Community Service Project titled "Pillows with a Purpose." They, too, were invited to compete at Nationals over the summer.
Her partner was Lydia Hardy, but she did not attend Nationals with her; only region and state competitions.