Submitted FCCLA member Cecilia Cruz (left) congratulates Caitlin Foster on becoming the first national FCCLA officer from Tennessee in 74 years.

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FCCLA member Cecilia Cruz (left) congratulates Caitlin Foster on becoming the first national FCCLA officer from Tennessee in 74 years.

Macon County High School's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) spent the week of July 4 in Anaheim, California, for the organization's national leadership conference.

While in attendance, students went to meetings and workshops and found success in multiple competitive events and a 5K run.

Bryli Nichols constructed a jumper for the fashion construction event and was named one of the top 20 finalists nationwide. As a result, she was able to showcase her jumper in the FCCLA fashion show.

In total, MCHS had seven teams competing in STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) events, with two earning gold medals and five earning silver medals.

Students were also able to experience tourist attractions while in California, including a tour of Hollywood and trips to Universal Studios and Huntington Beach. FCCLA's trip to the conference was funded by donors who supported the organization throughout the year.