Enumclaw FCCLA members Gina Tarling, Liberty Southworth and Kelsey Webb. Contributed photo.

Enumclaw FCCLA heads to nationals

  • Tue May 16th, 2017 11:44am
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This article was written by Enumclaw High freshman Kelsey Webb:

Enumclaw High School’s Family Community Career Leaders of America Club has been quite busy this year.

Freshmen club members Liberty Southworth, Gina Tarling and myself spent the winter months pulling together their STAR (Students take Action with Recognition) project, and our hard work paid off when we took top placements in regionals and state, earning us a berth in the upcoming national competition in Tennessee.

We decided to send care packages to active military, and have been working since December on fundraising, collecting supplies and shipping packages.

“So far we have been able to send five care packages to the Armed Forces,” Tarling said.

The packages contain everything from snacks to crossword puzzles and travel-sized toiletries.

Even though Southworth, Tarling and I earned our place in nationals, we’ve still got to raise enough funds to travel down south to Nashville on July 2-5.

The trip is expected to cost us $1,200 each, and we’ve set up a GoFundMe at gofundme.com/help-the-fccla-compete-in-natioanls (sic) to help raise the money.

Club members Lindsey Allen and Amanda Groves have also been a huge help with raising money.

For example, Allen came up with the idea for a duct tape fundraiser at the high school, where students would pay to tape their teachers to a pole.

We are also holding a bake sale at the school in a couple of weeks.

Altogether, we are extremely excited to be going to nationals this summer and are working very hard to make it possible.