From March 17th to 19th, a group of talented students represented Nevada High School at the State FCCLA Conference held in Cedar Rapids, and they brought back some impressive achievements.

NHS students participated in a variety of activities at the conference, including attending interest sessions and competing in Iowa Events and Star events. Among the highlights of the team’s success are the following:

Food Truck Design: Aloria Cornelus and Payton Klein teamed up and showcased their creativity in the Food Truck Design category. They impressed the judges with their innovative breakfast food truck concept, complete with a mouthwatering quiche that left a lasting impression. Their hard work earned them a well-deserved bronze medal.Screenshot 2024 05 10 at 9.51.28 AM

Cake Decorating: Bella Tamburo wowed the judges with her cake decorating skills, particularly her design of a 3D shoe for the theme “A Walk in Their Shoes,” which supports children suffering from cancer. Her heartfelt creation and dedication to the cause were truly commendable.

Sports Nutrition: Eddie Garcia  and Cael Ferguson showcased their project in sports nutrition at the FCCLA Star Events, earning bronze. Their project centered around a student athlete who they crafted a nutrition plan aimed at optimizing performance on competition days. Through research, they provided strategies to enhance the athlete’s physical and mental stamina, ensuring peak performance during competition. 

Event Management: Natalie Emery, Sam Garcia, and Kaitlyn McGaffin demonstrated teamwork and leadership in the Event Management STAR Event, earning themselves a gold and qualified for Nationals. Inspired by their volunteer work during Health and Wellness Day at the elementary school, they devised a mock-up event that captured the essence of their experience and showcased their passion for promoting health and wellness in our community.

Repurpose and Redesign: Payton Klein showcased her ingenuity in the Repurpose and Redesign STAR Event, where she earned a gold and secured her spot at Nationals. Her project involved transforming Nevada’s old band uniforms into stylish and functional tote bags and zippered pouches, which were received positively by students and alumni alike during homecoming.

In addition to these outstanding achievements, all four students who competed in STAR events have qualified for Nationals! They are now eagerly preparing to travel to Seattle, Washington, from June 29th to July 3rd.  There they will  compete in their events, network with peers from across the country, and deepen their knowledge of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS).