Avery Mayhue traveled from North Texas to Anaheim, California last week, where she won a Gold Medal at the National Leadership Conference in “Say Yes to FCS”.
The road to gold was paved with competitions at both the regional and state level, where Mayhue twice placed first in her category “Say Yes to FCS”. This event requires participants to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to explore and experience the career of a Family and Consumer Science Educator. Mayhue prepared a portfolio, conducted classroom observations, planned and executed a lesson plan, developed an FCCLA integration plan, and delivered a 10-minute oral presentation at the conference. As FCCLA is a national program, Mayhue competed against students from all over the US.
Mayhue just concluded her sophomore year at Krum High School. This was her first year participating in the Family Career and Community Leaders of America organization, widely known as FCCLA, under the direction of KHS educators Vanessa Salazar and Camella Weedon. FCCLA is a national nonprofit career and technical student organization available for students enrolled in Family and Consumer Science courses.