Wadena-Deer Creek Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members recently competed at the Minnesota FCCLA State (virtual) Conference.

WDC junior Mikayla Varela was selected as the MN FCCLA State Vice President of Resource & Development.

Angela LeComte, Mikayla Varela, Talia Erickson, Amara Neuerburg/Jenny Varela (STAR partners), and Gracie Arm all earned gold medals on their STAR Events.

Vanessa Haataja and Phoenix Gray earned silver medals on their STAR Events.

Angela LeComte, Mikayla Varela and Talia Erickson will advance to the National STAR Event competition after earning the top spots in the state.

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Dana Cantleberry, WDC School's communication director, was named as MN FCCLA Outstanding Alumni Member. Cantleberry was a member of Future Homemakers of America (FHA is the previous name of FCCLA) at Fosston High School. She speaks highly of that experience and has always supported the WDC FCCLA members and their chapter projects. This year she recorded all of the WDC FCCLA STAR Events to allow them to be electronically submitted for judging.

Cindi Koll, who is stepping down as WDC's longtime FCCLA advisor, was also recognized at the state conference for her many years of service.

Members are planning the annual WDC FCCLA Awards Night on Monday, April 19.