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Two Mitchell FCCLA students win big at state, earn trip to nationals

Two Mitchell students are heading to Nashville. Kaitlin Haas and Shalynn Klunder, seniors at Mitchell High School, qualified for the National Family, Career, Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Leadership Conference in July in Nashville. The two...

Mitchell seniors Kaitlin Haas and Shalynn Klunder pose with their award naming them state champions in their Chapter Service Project Display. They will compete again in July at the national Family, Career, Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) convention in July. (Submitted photo)
Mitchell seniors Kaitlin Haas and Shalynn Klunder pose with their award naming them state champions in their Chapter Service Project Display. They will compete again in July at the national Family, Career, Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) convention in July. (Submitted photo)

Two Mitchell students are heading to Nashville.

Kaitlin Haas and Shalynn Klunder, seniors at Mitchell High School, qualified for the National Family, Career, Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Leadership Conference in July in Nashville.

The two earned the trip to Tennessee by winning at the state event April 4 in Sioux Falls. Their project involved a display and a 10-minute oral presentation. Haas and Klunder's presentation talked about the two Little Free Libraries they created and placed within the Mitchell community.

Other Mitchell students earning gold ratings included Eliana Heier, Heaven Brinker, Gracie Geppert, Chloe Holzwarth, Jordan Beukelman and Julie Platt. Earning a silver rating was Brittney Robideau and Mya Spitzer

During the state FCCLA convention, the Mitchell chapter was recognized as a Gold Star Chapter, receiving the top Membership Madness award. Haas and Klunder were also recognized as Power of One recipients.

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The Mitchell FCCLA adviser Suzanne Skinner will accompany Haas and Klunder in the trip to the national conference in Nashville on July 2-6.

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