April 11, 2022
Granbury High School freshmen Karolina Berry and Cole Bradley earned national bids after placing at the FCCLA State Leadership Conference on April 7-9, 2022, in Dallas.
The GHS students placed second in a sports nutrition competition as part of Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) competitive events at the conference. The pair also placed second at the regional level to advance to state.
The project involved creating a diet and hydration plan for a classmate who desired to lose weight and make it into the lower weight class for weightlifting. The students created required research, mathematics, and writing to create a three-day diet plan including nutritional information for each food or beverage item. The presentation to judges centered on the two students acting as dieticians recommending this hydration plan, which included calculations for the individual to figure out how much water was required, when to intake the water, and how to find water in other areas of the diet plan.
Berry and Bradley have been working on this project since November to flesh out all of the pieces, write reports, type them up, and then check for authenticity, according to FCCLA sponsor Allison Allen.
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education. STAR Events offer individual skill development and application of learning through cooperative teamwork, individual work, and competitive performance.
The FCCLA National Leadership Conference will be held June 29-July 3 in San Diego.