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Jordan H. and Gabriel T. are 1st place National Winners for the FCCLA Sustainability Challenge Level 3 Star Event

Central Cabarrus High School is excited to announce that 2021 recent graduates Jordan Hill and Gabriel Talaumbu are 1st place National Winners for the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Sustainability Challenge Level 3 Star Event. This event recognizes participants that address environmental issues that adversely impact human health and well-being and who actively empower others to get involved.  Our team’s submission was CCHS Aquaponics -STEMtoFork Initiative.  It was announced in Nashville, Tennessee at the Closing Ceremony on July 2, 2021.  This particular competition was sponsored by Sullivan University in Kentucky with a $50,000 scholarship prize!

Today, more than 155,000 FCCLA members from 4,253 chapters are active in a network of associations in 48 states, including Puerto Rico. The work of FCCLA helps students and teachers focus on a variety of youth concerns, including parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, sustainability, nutrition and fitness, teen violence, and career preparation in four specific Career Pathways: Human Services, Hospitality and Tourism, Education and Training, and Visual Arts and Design.

Special Thank you to FCCLA Advisor Mrs. Carol Parrish for coaching this team from Regional 1st place, State 1st Place to now National 1st place winners.  Additionally, we are thankful for Agriculture Teacher Rachel Adams-Kersey for co-facilitating the STEM2Fork Initiative (Aquaponics System) to afford these students the opportunity to showcase this amazing project submission!