BY MELANIE BUCK –
Acorn FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America),
students recently competed in Star Events (Students Taking Action with Recognition) through the national FCCLA organization. Their most recent competition was at the state level, with one student earning her way through to the national competition to be held in Nashville, Tennessee this June.
Makenna Goss, a freshman at Acorn High School, brought home a gold medal in Illustrated Talk Junior, in her first year of competition. Goss gave a presentation on Keys to Success in which she highlighted that relationships and family make a person more successful than say, monetary things. “Whenever they announced that I had placed in the top two in the state and that I would be going to nationals, I was so excited! At the beginning of this project, I never thought that I would achieve gold, much less qualify for nationals. It’s like a dream come true,” said Goss.
She is also looking forward to her trip to the FCCLA National Star Events this summer. “I am honored to be representing Acorn High School, as well as Arkansas, at National Conference this summer.”
Goss’ FCCLA chapter is led by teacher Sydney Jackson at Acorn High School.