County Prep High School Students Attend FCCLA Fall Conference

FCCLA FALL CONFERENCE – November 2014
The County Prep FCCLA delegation attended the Fall conference this November at the Pines Manor in Edison. The conference was attended by 600 members from schools throughout New Jersey. Our students competed in the following events:

Apple Bake Off
The Apple Bake-Off Competitive Event is a State Event sponsored by The Culinary Institute of America and conducted at the NJ FCCLA Fall Leadership Connection. It is an individual event that is open to New Jersey FCCLA 12th grade members. The event focuses on an original baked apple recipe and essay that features one variety of apple. The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) provided scholarships for the winners. County Prep senior, Samone Wellington, was awarded a silver medal along with Antonia Tsielepas, who was awarded with a 1st place gold medal and $2,000 scholarship to the CIA.

Cupcake Challenge
The Cupcake Challenge Competitive Event is a State Event conducted at the NJ FCCLA Fall Leadership Connection. It is a team event that encourages members to create an original cupcake recipe from scratch that incorporates squash as an ingredient. The members must make a minimum of 5 dozen cupcakes that will be sold at the NJ FCCLA Fall Leadership Connection to raise money for the National Outreach Project, Share Our Strength. The cupcakes are evaluated on the taste, texture, appearance, and creativity as well as the efficiency and creativity of the display. Silver medals were awarded to the team of Josh Coleman, Jaymi Llarenas, and Naiomi Mercedes. In addition, the team of Tamara Alicea, Valerie O’Higgins, and Antonia Tsielepas placed first and were awarded gold medals.

Tune Into FCCLA
The Tune Into FCCLA Competitive Event is a State Event conducted at the NJ FCCLA Fall Leadership Connection. It is designed to energize our technically gifted and creative members. Tune Into FCCLA is a team event that allows participants to develop an FCCLA marketing project using a video to promote membership and public relations. This video is a great Public Relations tool to showcase student’s creativity and the quality of FCCLA programs. We would like to recognize Andrew Levy, Iulian Cernatinsch, and Amanda Ortega for being awarded with 1st place gold medals.

Passion For Fashion Design Challenge

The Passion for Fashion Design Challenge Competitive Event is a State Event conducted at the NJ FCCLA Fall Leadership Connection. It is an individual event that allows participants to exhibit fashion design creativity and construction savvy by creating doll clothes to wear on our mini FCCLA runway. Each participant designs and drafts a pattern and constructs an original doll-sized garment for a twelve 12- inch fashion doll, such as a Barbie doll.  In addition, an original design in full color and one that was drawn by hand needed to be submitted.  County Prep junior, Natassha Rivera, was awarded a silver medal alongside Jessica Camano, Immani Bermingham, and Mayra Morales, who were awarded gold medals. We also recognize Ibeliz Aviles for placing first and winning a scholarship to Berkeley College’s summer program.

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