DV students excel at School, Family, Career and Community Leaders conference
Eight students win awards at national meeting

Pictured (from left): Annberly Duke, Sylvan Ortiz, Kaitlyn Aschoff, Katelyn Mapes, Autumn Vallis, Katie Mauro, Sara Duffy, and Alyssa Tassos (Photo provided)

MILFORD — The Delaware Valley High School, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) joined more than 7,500 FCCLA student leaders, members, and advisers at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga., from June 28 to July 2 to participate in the annual FCCLA National Leadership Conference.
FCCLA is a dynamic national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. Its programs are planned and run by members, and it’s the only career and technical in-school student organization with a central focus on family.
The FCCLA National Leadership conference provided Delaware Valley High School students opportunities to come together for energizing learning while listening to inspiring speakers, expanding leadership skills, sharpening talents, and exploring career pathways. The theme of this year’s conference was “Inspired by FCCLA,” which inspired attendees to make the right choices and commit themselves to making a positive impact within their families, schools, FCCLA, and communities.
"We are pleased to announce that our eight Delaware Valley High School students did a phenomenal job representing DVHS at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference this past week," Leslie Peters & Jill Farr, Family & Consumer Science Teachers and FCCLA advisors at Delaware Valley's middle and high schools. "Our students competed alongside 4,500 other STAR Event participants and earned tremendous results."
Katie Mauro, 12th grade — Gold Medal in the Early Childhood Education Competition
Annberly Duke, 12th grade, Sara Duffy, 12th grade, Alyssa Tassos, 12th grade — Gold Medal in the Focus on Children Competition
Autumn Vallis, 12th grade — Silver Medal in the Say Yes to FCS Competition
Sylvan Ortiz, 12th grade — Silver Medal in the Recycle and Redesign Competition
K aitlyn Aschoff, 9th grade, and Katelyn Mapes, 9th grade — Silver Medal in the FCCLA Chapter Website Design Competition.
Each competitor did a remarkable job and showcased exceptional skills throughout their competitions.