Students from the Bolingbrook chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America earned awards at the Illinois State Leadership Conference in Springfield, participated in various activities including competition in their areas of interest, helping with judging, workshops and attending the general session where they listened to the motivational keynote speaker, Dr. Tom Tufts.
Dayle Tietjens competed as an individual in Entrepreneurship, where she was required to develop a plan for a small business using Family and Consumer Science skills and sound business practices. Her Pastry Business included a written business plan, a Face book Page and an oral presentation. She placed 2ndreceiving a Gold medal. She also received a $4,000.00 Scholarship to Sullivan University and a $750.00 Scholarship to Johnson & Wales University. She has the opportunity to travel on to Nationals in San Antonio, TX.
Tyanna Jones and Yahaira Quinones participated as a team in the Entrepreneurship category. Their small business plan was developed for a Pastry/Bakery Restaurant using Family and Consumer Science skills and sound business practices. They prepared a portfolio and an oral presentation. They placed 3rd, receiving a Silver medal. They both received a $2,000.00 Scholarship to Sullivan University and a $500.00 Scholarship to Johnson & Wales University. They also will be competing at Nationals.
Milan Jones and Cassidy Gould, both competed individually in Fashion Construction. This event recognizes participants who apply Fashion Construction skills learned in Family and Consumer Sciences courses. They are required to create a display using visual art, technology and communication skills. In the display they must include a garment ensemble with at least eight fashion construction techniques and appropriate accessories. An oral presentation is also required. They both received Silver medals.
Lauren Summers received a Gold medal for her Frosted Cake in the Pastry Arts event. This event recognizes participants who demonstrate cake decorating skills by completing a variety of classical decorations using various tips and designing and producing a cake. This year’s theme was “High School Graduation.”
Amber Farmby also presented a Frosted Cake in the Pastry Arts event. She received a Silver medal.
Tia Parayor, Amber Schultz and Melanie Velez competed in Pastry of Arts Cookie decorating. This event is an individual event that recognizes participantswho demonstrate cake decorating skills by designing and producing an interesting, attractive cookie for a centerpiece. This year’s theme was “Sporting Event.” They all received Silver medals.
Alexandria Browne and Dynasia Rencher served as volunteers for judges in events.