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Brenham FCCLA participated in the State Leadership Meeting and STAR event competition (Students Taking Action with Recognition) in Corpus Christi, Texas on April 9-12.

Lundy Porter, Elizabeth Schulze, and Olivia Howk took first place in Chapter In Review Portfolio; Hannah Damon and Whitney Blalock were awarded second place in Chapter Service Project Portfolio; and Shelby Thiel received second place in Teach and Train. All three of these individuals/teams will be advancing to the National Leadership Meeting to be held in San   Antonio, Texas July 6-12.

Also placing at the State Competition were: Addyson Schroeder, receiving fifth in Career Investigation; Meg Jahns and Julia Lane, placing third in Chapter In Review Display; and Jakayla DaBera and Marshika Johnson, taking fifth place in Illustrated Talk.

Local FCCLA advisors that attended the meeting were Linda Thaler, Jennifer Siemsglusz and Yvonne Tomlinson. Jennifer Lane was in attendance as well.

Kate Wellmann presided over the four-day meeting as State President. She received the $18,000 FCCLA Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo scholarship as well.

The theme of the meeting was “FCCLA: A World of Opportunities.”Members attended seminars such as “Distracted Driving”, “Student Body” and “Dress For Success”.

Brenham FCCLA was one of the recipients for the 2014 Outstanding FCCLA Chapter. Sam Bell, Steve Skrla, Michael and Michelle Wellmann and Ron Eilers all received honorary FCCLA membership at the second general session on Friday, April 11.

Story and photos courtesy of Brenham High School.


Shelby Thiel placed second in Teach and Train. She will advance to National competition in San Antonio this summer.

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Addyson Schroeder placed fifth in Career Investigation.

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(Pictured left to right) Lundy Porter, Olivia Howk, and Elizabeth Schulze placed first in Chapter in Review Portfolio (Sr.). They will advance to National competition in San Antonio this summer.

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(Pictured left to right) Marshika Johnson and Jakayla Dabera place fifth in Illustrated Talk.

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(Pictured left to right) Whitney Blalock and Hannah Damon placed second in Chapter Service Project Portfolio (Sr.). They will advance to National competition in San Antonio this summer.

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(Pictured left to right) Julia Lane, Kate Wellmann and Meg Jahns attended the State leadership conference. Lane and Jahns placed third in Chapter Showcase Display. Wellmann presided over the conference as State President.


(Pictured left to right) Sam Bell, Kate Wellmann and Steve Skyrla are recognized at the State FCCLA Meeting. Bell and Skyrla were recognized as FCCLA honorary members. Kate presented them with their award.