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“Food For Feds” Project Wins Silver at FCCLA National!

IMAGE: Azaria Ramirez and Meryl Zadarecky, Marana High School. Congratulations to Azaria Ramirez and Meryl Zadarecky, Marana High School Early Childhood Education students, who claimed silver at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2019 National Leadership Conference held on June 30-July 4, 2019 in Anaheim, CA.

The team of two presented their project "Food For Feds," in which they researched strains the federal shutdown had taken on families. Their focus was on the financial stresses of purchasing food for entire households while on little to no income, and the negative effects it can have on children. Through this time period, the students ran a small food donation campaign at Marana High School resulting in donations to their local food bank.

During the national conference, FCCLA members from across the country gathered to network with fellow members, attend FCCLA program workshops and leadership sessions, and take part in Competitive Events. FCCLA is a national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA is the Ultimate Leadership Experience!