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Knoxville FCCLA Students Advance in National Competition

A group of Knoxville High School seniors are getting set to represent the school and their organization this summer. A fundraising project by FCCLA students was one of just two projects selected by the State organization to go onto the National Leadership Conference this summer in Nashville.

Knoxville FCCLA President Kelsey Willardson says the project was a fundraiser for Camp Heart Connection, which is a specialty summer camp for kids with cancer. The group raised money by setting off floating lanterns during living windows and collecting donations throughout the year.

FCCLA advisor and Consumer Sciences teacher Paige Bolton says the judges looked at how their FCCLA group impacted the community through their efforts. The students also note that the project relates to two different classes – family relations and child development. The group hopes that the fundraiser will become an ongoing FCCLA project.

The team representing Knoxville will consist of Willardson, Vice President Jordan Richardson, and Treasurer Krissy Anderson.