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Bolingbrook High School students take eight medals at leadership conference

Published: Thursday, May 2, 2013 4:00 p.m. CDT

BOLINGBROOK – Eight Bolingbrook High School students medaled at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America State Conference, and one student, Phoebe Mondala, qualified for the national competition in Nashville July 7.

Mondala was selected as Illinois Ambassador to the FCCLA National Conference after earning a Gold in the Fashion Construction category for her garment, presentation and “Secret Garden” story board.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus.

Participants in FCCLA are required to have taken Family and Consumer Science classes at Bolingbrook High School. The required classes include Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Foods & Nutrition, Culinary, Child Development, Orientation to Food service Careers, Orientation to Child Care Occupations and Consumer Economics.

Other Bolingbrook High School gold medal winners at the state level included Cassidy Gould and Milan Jones, Apparel Construction; Holly Sluga and Dayle Tiejens, Pastry Arts Frosted Cake; and Yahaira Quinones, Pastry Arts Fondant Cake.

Silver Medals went to Alexandria Browne, Pastry Arts Frosted Cake, and  Tyanna Jones, Pastry Arts Fondant Cake. Marelyn Mocino earned a Bronze Metal in Apparel Construction.

Debra Taylor serves as FCCLA advisor at Bolingbrook High School.

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