D219 Students Earn 54 FCCLA Medals

D219 Students Earn 54 FCCLA Medals

District 219 students recently participated in the FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) competition on Friday, Feb. 17 at Harper College in Palatine, IL, where they earned 54 medals. The 32 Niles West students who competed earned five Most Outstanding medals, 10 Gold medals, 16 Silver medals, and one Bronze medal.

Students from Niles West participated in three different event categories: Early Childhood, Culinary Arts, and Fashion. The following students earned medals in their respective competitions:

Early Childhood events:

Most Outstanding Gold medal in Children’s Literature Presentation- Susan Audico and Jennifer Rebollar

Gold medals in Children’s Literature Presentation- Alison Chepulis, Kalia Johanson, Beata Sypos, and Mary Kirarkis

Personal Child Care Provider-  Brian McBride

Culinary Arts events:

Most Outstanding Gold medal in STAR Culinary- Tyrese Singleton and Leonardo Cruz

Gold medal in Occupational Salads- Michael Youkhana, Sienna Scala, Nathan Nguyen, Zainab Siddiqui, and Enerelt Baatar

Silver medals in Occupational Salads- Carlos Lome, Jessica Salgado, Krysten Ismael, Mena Gomez, Maria Gunartt, Simon Chilimon, Moshe Buelvas, Rachel Santana, Connor Heneghan, Jordi Villagran, Adnan Khan, and Damir Pehar

Cake Decorating: Leah Steinfeld

Steinfeld is also one of the top nine in the state for STAR Culinary.

Fashion events:

Most Outstanding Gold Medal in Semi-Formal Fashion Construction- Liliann Odisho

Gold Medal in Casual Fashion Construction- Maeve McCaffrey

Silver medals in Semi-Formal Fashion Construction- Stefany Rusinque and Valerie Green

Silver Medal in Casual Fashion Construction- Maya Cayemitte

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Staff reporter Farheen Khan is a senior and this is her second year on NWN. In her free time, she enjoys writing, listening to music, and hanging out with her friends.


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