Griswold Middle schoolers qualify for National competition

Two 7th grade students from Griswold Middle school qualified for a National competition in Anaheim California! Carolina Arcia and Lyndi Mueller competed in Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) STAR Event competition in March where they won top Gold Medal honors that moved them onto National competition. FCCLA is the only student organization that has family as their central focus. Carolina and Lyndi have been members of the Griswold Middle school chapter for two years. They competed in the most grueling competition; the Chapter in Review. This includes everything the chapter has done in the current year, including meetings, fundraisers, leadership opportunities, community service projects, and school projects. Their presentation involves creating a large display board and a 15 minute speech. Carolina and Lyndi make a great team. Adviser Mrs. Vickie Anstey commented; “Carolina did a STAR Event last year and went to Nationals, so she is the experienced competitor. Her focus was on the display, and Lyndi is an excellent writer, so the speech was her major input. They make a great team!” The chapter has been involved in a number of fundraising events all year long leading up to sending members to the National Convention which is in Anaheim later this month. Recently they held a “tip night” at the Atlantic Pizza Ranch. They are scheduled to hold another at the Red Oak Pizza Ranch on June 18th. Members Carolina Arcia, Lyndi Mueller, and Ella Rossell are pictured bussing tables at the Atlantic Pizza Ranch Thursday night, fundraising for National FCCLA STAR Event competition.