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Greene County Technical Education Center students, staff shine at FCCLA National Leadership Conference


GCTEC students Elaina Morris, Lucero Arce-Sorto and Jasmine Davis compete at the 2023 FCCLA National Conference in Denver.
Chad Saylor

William Monroe High School students and staff represented Greene County Technical Education Center (GCTEC) at the 2023 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference in Denver, earning national recognition during competitions.

The national conference, which took place July 2-6 at the Colorado Convention Center, brought together more than 7,900 FCCLA student members, advisers and guests. 

During the conference, current and former William Monroe High School students showcased their talent and dedication by participating in conference events. 

Lucero Arce-Sorto, a recent William Monroe High School graduate and current PVCC Culinary Arts student, competed in the Culinary Arts event and earned a silver medal.

Elaina Morris, a current William Monroe High School student, competed in the Recycle and Redesign event and placed sixth in the nation with a gold medal.

GCTEC FCCLA advisor Kate Gozzard was also recognized as an FCCLA National Master Advisor during the conference. 

“I’m exceptionally proud of our FCCLA adviser and students for their outstanding showing at this year’s FCCLA national conference,” said Jess Peregoy, GCTEC director. “FCCLA empowers its members to make incredible impacts that will guide them during their time at our schools and throughout their lives.”

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  • Greene County Technical Education Center
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