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Midland High School FCLAA will travel to California to compete for a national title

Posted: 7:18 AM, May 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-02 08:18:30-04

Today on GMA, Dave Baker sat down with Mary Richard, Haylee Meaux, and Libbi Benoit, three Midland High School students, to chat about a competition they are anticipating and an event that will hopefully get them there!

Midland High School’s Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America group has won 1st place in the FCCLA state conference! The purpose of the group’s winning project, FCCLAPMA, was to spread positivity throughout the community. This project, which the students worked valiantly on, placed them first in their division, which is “A huge accomplishment for four teens from Midland High” says one of the members.

The next step for these students is a trip to the national competition in California from June 29 – July 5. With such an opportunity, though, comes funding.

Midland High School FCCLA has to get the people from their chapter that need to get to California, and it is expensive to go. They will be hosting a donation page until June 23, which is a few days before the group leaves. Their goal is to raise $13,500.

To reach this goal, the group is hosting a “Cali for the Kids Washer Board Tournament”. The Tournament is on May 11 in Morse. Registration is day of from 11 am to noon and the tournament is from noon to 4 pm. It is $20 a team to enter. The event will have live entertainment, face painting, and fun jumps!

Another option to help these students is by sponsoring them or a simple donation. the group has established a bank account with the Bank of Commerce under “Cali for Kids.” Any donation is appreciated.

For more information on Midland High School’s FCCLA group and their competition, call the team’s sponsor at 337-581-3514 or visit their Instagram page @rebelfccla