On July 8th more than 8,000 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisors, alumni, and guests from across the country gathered in San Diego, California for the 2016 National Leadership Conference. Lainy Williams and Tori Harding were among the members and took part in Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) Event competitions at the conference. FCCLA STAR Events are based on the belief that every student is a winner. Competition, evaluation, and recognition all stress cooperation as the basis of success. Both youth and adults work together to manage the events and serve as evaluators of the participants. Throughout the year, FCCLA members tackle issues such as teen violence prevention, traffic safety, family issues, career exploration, and much more. Tori and Lainy competed in the Sports Nutrition Junior Event. Their project focused on planning a nutritional plan for a student athlete and preparing a presentation and display to present the plan. Tori and Lainy received a gold medal in the event!!