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Two FUSD Students Competed in a National Leadership Conference

Earlier this month, two students from Flagstaff and Coconino High schools were invited to the Family Community Career Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Anaheim, California. Emily Blink, a student from Coconino High School, competed in Interior Design while Sarah Peace, a student from Flagstaff High School, competed in Illustrated Talk based on her research on the issue of vaping in high schools.


After competing against students from all 50 states, Emily Blink was awarded a silver medal for her Interior Design and Sarah Peace was awarded a bronze medal for her Illustrated Talk. 


Students and staff also had the opportunity to learn about FCCLA National Programs and how to be a leader like Walt Disney through the Disney Youth Education Series, in which they took a walking tour of Disneyland and built new leadership skills.


“Emily and I are so proud to have had the opportunity to represent Coconino High School, the State of Arizona, and the City of Flagstaff at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference and we thank you for all of your support in getting to this level,” stated Coconino High School Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Laura Locke, “Our FCCLA National theme this year was "Believe in Yourself". This conference reminded me not only of the power in believing in myself, my program, and my students, but the power that others instill in us when they believe in us too.”