FCCLA Looks to Place at State Baking Competition

After a successful sectionals FCCLA makes it to state in Springfield.

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Lena DeVore

Junior Rachel Konczak creates a birthday cake inspired by the sea for sectionals.

Last Friday, the Sequoits in the Family Career and Community Leaders of America learned they would be going to State in Springfield, Illinois, from April 4 to 6.

The entire team did well at sectionals. Three members of the team placed first and fifth as well as placing second in cookie and cake decoration in addition to garnishing.

Sophomore Lena De Vore also won a most outstanding award. This year’s theme of the state competition will be birthday for children ages 1 through 16. Sophomore Adriana Barrera is excited for the theme and many other things for state after her second place achievement at sectionals.

“I was pretty surprised on how I did because it was my first time competing this year and I didn’t expect to do so well,” Barrera said. “I am looking forward to state to see how much I can improve and get the overall experience because it is so different from any other sport or club.”

Considering how well the Sequoits did at sectionals with 20 schools to compete against, there seems to be a chance of them doing very well at state and representing Antioch Community High School with pride.