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Local students compete in FCCLA nationals

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Emily Samuel, Hayley Leach and Olivia Cahill, three Grant County High School students, competed in the STAR Events competition at FCCLA Nationals in Nashville recently. Thousands of members, advisers, alumni and guests from across the nation attended this meeting. Approximately 3,600 students advanced from the local, regional, and state level of STAR Events to the national meeting. 

Samuel was awarded a silver medal for a recycle and redesign project, Leach brought home a gold medal for a project on autism and bullying in the illustrated talk category and Cahill was awarded a gold medal for a hospitality, recreation and tourism project. In addition, Cahill received a $5,000 scholarship for earning the third highest overall score in her category.