Two Amherst students and one from Firelands came home winners from the National Competitions of Family Career & Community Leaders of America held recently in Washington, D.C.
Megan Casselman and Arial Rivers of Amherst and Cara Gould of Firelands are Lorain County JVS early childhood education students.
Casselman was awarded silver in the National Programs in Action event and Rivers was awarded silver in sports nutrition. Gould took gold in National Programs in Action.
FCCLA is a nonprofit national career and technical organization for students in family and consumer sciences education in public and private school through grade 12.
Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, teen violence, and career exploration.
Courtesy photo Junior students who placed (from across all of Lorain County) at the national FCCLA competition are (back row) Kalle Howell, Sarah Gray, Cara Gould, Kendra Agnew, (front row) Grace Struhar, Amber Nelson, Brittney Forbush, Nykala Hawthorne, and Alyssa Herron.