FCCLA wins at state, ready for nationals

Thomas Garcia

The Tucumcari Rattlers chapter of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America earned several awards at the state competition at Albuquerque, and several students also qualified to compete in the FCCLA’s national competition this summer.

The Tucumcari’s FCCLA chapter had 13 members who competed on Thursday and Friday at the state event.

Thy competed in Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) events, said Jodie Lamm, Tucumcari FCCLA advisor. The STAR events included a set of criteria, that could earn them a gold medal based on a score of 90 to 100 points,