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By: Valerie Newton

Elizabethtown, NC – Three students from West Bladen High School competed recently in the State Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Conference and brought home several medals. These students were recognized for their state wins, by the Board of Education at the May meeting.

Madison McLamb and Megan Bennett competed in the Focus on Children Senior category. They received a silver medal for their project “Camp at the Castle”.

Allie Marsh competed in the Life Event Planning Junior category. She received a silver medal for her project “Cheers to 16 years!” Allie had the highest score in her category. She qualified to attend and compete at the national level in Washington DC this summer.

West Bladen FCCLA club was also recognized during the business session of the state conference for increasing membership over the past year. West Bladen also received a certificate for participating in the chapter flag parade during opening session of the conference.

The club is led by Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers Debra Kinlaw and Gail Marsh.