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Brandon-Evansville students compete at state

The following students in the Brandon-Evansville Charger Chapter of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America participated in the State Conference and Competition: (back, left to right) Emily Englund, Shyanna Behrens, Evan Slack, Adam Fenlason, Amy Ostendorf, Autym Blowers, Brittany Johnson, (middle) Katie Baker, Chris Johnson, Marissa Perrin, Kylee Hanson, Samantha Jacobson, Carrigan Okerlund, (front) Jenna Ayres, Larissa Thorstad, Gabbie Plessner, Ashley Henneman, Alexis Habberstad and Cather...

The Brandon-Evansville Charger Chapter of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently returned from participating in the State Conference and Competition held April 11-13 in Bloomington.

The Charger chapter brought 18 members and three adults to the meeting. The theme of the conference was iSucceed. About 3,500 students attended

Sue Englund, Julie Fenlason and FCCLA advisor Catherine Siira accompanied the students to the competition.

FCCLA's mission is to promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer sciences education, focusing on the multiple roles of family members and wage earners and community leaders.

Members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation.


Following are the Charger chapter teams and individuals they presented at the competition:

7th grade - Autym Blowers, Alexis Habberstad and Katie Baker, chapter project "Gobble, Gobble."

8th grade - Carrigan Okerlund and Kylee Hansen, good nutrition for a competitive teen athlete.

8th and 9th grade - Shyanna Behrens and Ashley Henneman, human trafficking; Emily Englund, Samantha Jacobson and Larissa Thorstad, distracted driving.

9th grade - Adam Fenlason, recycling; Evan Nelson-Slack, music in the talent contest.

9th and 10th grade - Chris Johnson, Jenna Ayres and Gabbie Plessner, dysfunctional families.

10th grade - Amie Ostendorf and Marissa Perrin, sexual choices of teens.

11th grade - Brittany Johnson, chapter project "FCCLA week."