Local FLA students score at state conference

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 05/13/97.

The Paynesville Senior and Junior Future Leaders of America/Future Homemakers of America were honored at the annual state meeting April 24-26 in Bloomington.

Among the junior delegation, Rocky Hunter and Ryan Hunt were Gold Star winners for their presentation on snowmobile safety. Other middle school students attending were: Wendy Bennett (voting delegate), Dustin Ruble (scrapbook historian), Amy Schoenherr and Russell Nelson (delegates).

The high school chapter received one gold medal, two silver medals and two bronze certificates. Three students competed in the illustrated talk category of ďHealthy Habits.Ē

Receiving a gold medal was Amanda Reeck with her presentation on smokeless tobacco. Alyscia Braun received a silver medal for her presentation emphasizing the importance of eating a healthy breakfast. Lynn Vadner earned a bronze certificate for her nutrition presentation. Cheryl Guenther earned a bronze recognition for her animal rights presentation.

Rachel Gifford received a silver medal in the interpersonal communication category with her presentation about teaching communication skills to middle school age students. Gifford was elected to the state PR team for the coming year after submitting a written application, examples of her original writing and a personal interview. Gifford also completed her duties as a student body peer education team member for this past year and received recognition.

Sarah Schmeising received a certificate of honor for participation in the scrapbook festival. Schmeising also received recognition for successfully completing her year as a Kids Korps peer education team member.

Tom Robertson 1996-97 Region 5 treasurer and Schmeising, 1997-98 Region 5 vice-president joined with other regional officers in conducting the Region 5 meeting Thursday evening.

Advisors for the two groups were Jeanne Virant and Karen Odberg. Kathy Flint and Jeanne Haag helped chaperone the group.

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