Spring Lake Park FCCLA shines at state

Staff Writer
Since 2013, I have primarily covered the Anoka-Hennepin and Spring Lake Park school districts as well as the city of Spring Lake Park for ABC Newspapers.

Spring Lake Park High School will send three students to the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Conference in Tennessee this summer after their stellar performances at the state conference March 23-25.

Seniors Alex Halvorson and Bella Moorman will advance in the Chapter in Review Portfolio event. They outlined all that the Spring Lake Park FCCLA chapter has accomplished this year.

 Spring Lake Park High School sophomore Ananda Patel was named president-elect for the state FCCLA organization, which means she will be president her senior year. (Photo submitted)

Spring Lake Park High School sophomore Ananda Patel was named president-elect for the state FCCLA organization, which means she will be president her senior year. (Photo submitted)

Sophomore Ananda Patel will head to the national conference in Career Investigation. She explored a career as a plastic surgeon, shadowing a local doctor.

“I’m excited because I have three great students going to nationals,” Spring Lake Park FCCLA adviser Lori Henry said.

Patel was also chosen as president-elect of the state organization, which means she will serve as president her senior year.

Spring Lake Park FCCLA has not had a president in Henry’s 24-year tenure, she said.

Five other students will not advance to nationals but gave strong presentations last month.

Senior Madi Noyes and her younger brother Alex Noyes, a freshman, received a silver award in the National Programs in Action event.
Senior Piper Christenson received a gold award for her performance on the Everyday Equations math test.

Juniors Sarah Christie and Teagan Raffenbuel received a nearly perfect score of 99.5 and a gold award in the See What We’ve Done event.

Panther alumni Josh Anderson, Taylor Gustafson, Rick Osborne and Alex Pierce, all 2015 graduates, received the alumni contribution award for volunteering at the state conference and FCCLA office.

“It’s so neat to see how they’ve blossomed,” Henry said of her former students.

The Spring Lake Park FCCLA chapter received the Respectful, Engaged, Attentive and Listening Award and recognition for the chapter’s Lead2Feed project in September.

Halvorson, Moorman and Patel will travel to Nashville, Tennessee, in July to participate in the national conference.

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