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Merced High, El Capitan win big at FCCLA competitions


Merced High School and El Capitan High School represented our area in the FCCLA competition on Saturday, Feb. 8, at East Union High School.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education in public and private schools through grade 12.

FCCLA equips members with real world skills through Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education by preparing members for careers through its four Career Pathways: Human Services, Hospitality and Tourism, Education and Child Development , and Fashion Design.

Merced and El Capitan High School FCCLA chapters had a total of 30 student competitors and four advisers present at this meeting. Students competed against schools from Lodi, Stockton, Tracy, Manteca, Ripon, and Modesto areas.
In the end, all 30 Merced students qualified for the FCCLA State Leadership Meeting that is going to be in Fresno, April 25- 28. In addition, two students from El Capitan and one student from Merced High school were elected as Region Officers. Edith Hernandez was elected Vice President and Nathalia Munoz Guzman was elected secretary, both from El Capitan High School. Kelci Flowers was elected Treasurer, from Merced High School. All three students will be representing region 6 to serve in the 2020-2021 school year.

FCCLA Advisers included, Merced High School: Tammie Meyer, Andrew Calzadillas, and Geena Wade; El Capitan High School: Angela Waskiewicz.

  • Chapter Service Project Display
    Edith Hernandez, Nathalia Munoz-Guzman and Andrea Villanueva (El Capitan – 2nd Place)
  • Fashion Design
    Brielle Gomes and Mathieu Nord (Merced – 1st Place)
    Sabastian Nunez and Steven Ruth (Merced – 4th Place)
  • Focus on Children
    Kagai Vang and Nemcy Arteaga (Merced – 1st Place)
    Jacqueline Perez and Daphnee Keltner (Merced – 2nd Place)
    Anaya Seals and Miranda Santillan (Merced -3rd Place)
    Emerald Coronado and Miriam Egan (El Capitan – 4th Place)
  • Professional Presentation
    Annie Lee (Merced – 2nd Place)
    Bryanna Moreno (Merced – 3rd Place)
    Kit Ramsey (Merced – 4th Place)
  • Child Development, Senior
    Jet Moua (Merced – 1st Place)
    Virginia Chavez (Merced – 2nd Place)
  • Child Development, Junior
    Bella Meyer (Merced – 2nd Place)
    Eliana Ortiz (Merced – 3rd Place )
  • Menu Planning, Table Display
    Kelci Flowers (Merced – 1st Place)
  • Culinary Display, Appetizers
    Jacob Friedman (Merced – 1st Place)
  • Culinary Display, Wedding Cakes
    Saul’Dia Scoggins (Merced – 2nd Place)
  • Culinary Arts
    Ashlynn Johnson and Steve Moua (Merced – 3rd Place)
  • Sustainability Challenge
    Yesenia Ramirez Mora and Jacqueline Ochoa Torres (Merced – 1st Place)
  • Repurpose and Redesign
    Amaya Garcia (Merced – 3rd Place)
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