LCTI students bring home 18 medals from FCCLA contest

LCTI students in the Culinary Arts and Commercial Baking programs won 18 medals during the Pennsylvania FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Lancaster.

LCTI students in the Culinary Arts and Commercial Baking programs won 18 medals March 16-18 during the Pennsylvania FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Lancaster.

SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa. | Lehigh Career & Technical Institute brought home the gold and more this month at the Pennsylvania FCCLA State Leadership Conference.

Students racked up 18 medals during the March 16-18 event in Lancaster and three of them scored enough points to qualify for the FCCLA National Leadership Conference scheduled July 3-7 in San Diego, California. All of the winners are students in LCTI’s Culinary Arts and Commercial Baking programs.

The following students won gold medals at the event:

Daria Greb, Emmaus High School/Commercial  Baking

Commercial Baking

The following students won silver medals at the event:

Andrew Everett, Parkland High School/Commercial Baking

Pastry, Cake Decorating

Linda Blythe, William Allen High School/Commercial Baking
Ben Steitz, Whitehall High School/Commercial Baking

Math for Culinary Management

Alexis Gillenwater, Louis E. Dieruff High School/Culinary Arts

Entrepreneurship

Madeline Stann, Emmaus High School/Culinary Arts

Knife Skills

Samuel Kennerly, Whitehall High School/Culinary Arts
Autumn Madea, Catsauqua High Schools/Culinary Arts
Shia Reiss, Louis E. Dieruff High School/Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

Kenneth Gonzalez, William Allen High School/Culinary Arts
Jose Perez-Cruz, Louis E. Dieruff High School/Culinary Arts
Fantasia Rodriguez, Louis E. Dieruff/Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

Hector Guzman, William Allen High School/Culinary Arts
Jordan Moser, Northern Lehigh High School/Culinary Arts
Edzavior Irizarry, William Allen High School/Culinary Arts

Sports Nutrition*

*Guzman, Moser and Irizarry qualified to compete at the national leadership conference this summer in San Diego.

The following students won bronze medals at the event:

Katarina Mohr, William Allen High School/Culinary Arts
Deja Wilson, Louis E. Dieruff High School/Culinary Arts

Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation

Matthew Kirby, Emmaus High School/Culinary Arts

Knife Skills

FCCLA or Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is one of seven career and technical student organizations at LCTI. Culinary Arts instructor Robert Hudoka and instructional coach Sharon Kinney serve as chapter advisors.

Congratulations to all of the FCCLA winners and good luck to those competing in California this summer!

Read the complete news release.

Media Contact: Precious Petty, Public Relations Coordinator, 610-799-1450, pettyp@lcti.org

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