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Members of Buckeye Career Center’s Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America chapter have qualified for the Ohio FCCLA State Leadership Conference, to be held in April.

State qualifiers from the teaching professions lab include the team of Julia Weaver of Dover and Brooke Polka of New Philadelphia, which won gold in the category Focus on Children; the team of Korrall Swinehart of Newcomerstown and Luke Caley of Claymont, which won silver in Professional Presentation; and JaeLynn Marks of Strasburg, who took silver in Professional Presentation.

Qualifying for state from the early childhood education lab is Danielle Wright of Strasburg, who won gold in Observation and Assessment. Culinary arts student Sabrina Enos of Claymont won gold in the Hot Food Competition.

Other BCC competitors who also won awards at the regional competition are teaching professions student Maddie Halsey, who won silver in Focus on Children, and culinary arts students Cameron Bush of Dover and Atiyana Williams of Claymont, who earned silver and bronze, respectively, in the Hot Food Competition.

State qualifiers, with the exception of Enos, will compete at the state conference April 28-29 in Columbus at the Ohio Expo Center. Enos will compete in the Culinary division on April 23 at Columbus Community College.

FCCLA is a nonprofit career-technical student organization for students enrolled in programs that deal with family and consumer sciences, education, and hospitality.