Culinary Arts Juniors Heading to National FCCLA Competition in Denver, CO


Columbus, Ohio -- Chef Bergbigler escorted five of her Culinary Arts juniors to the State FCCLA Conference in Columbus, Ohio, this week.

Congratulations to...

  • 1st place and National Qualifier Tera Couch (Arcanum-Butler) Career Investigation Contest!
  • 2nd place and National Qualifier Devonte Anderson (Northridge) Nutrition and Wellness Contest!
  • Top five Haven Johnson (Preble Shawnee) Leadership Contest!
  • 3rd place Brennan MacDonald (Huber Heights) Culinary Math Management Contest!
  • Top five Nathaly Yanez (Northridge) Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Contest!


Students also had the chance to win Sullivan University Scholarships!


  • Tera Couch is the recipient of a $10,000 scholarship
  • Devonte Anderson is the recipient of a $6,000 scholarship
  • Brennan MacDonald s the recipient of a $3,000 scholarship


Tera Couch and Devonte Anderson will attend the FCCLA National Convention in Denver, Colorado, conference in July to compete against other FCCLA students nationwide.


Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for students in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education in public and private school through grade 12. FCCLA offers intra-curricular resources and opportunities for students to pursue careers that support families. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education.


Today, more than 199,000 student members are active in over 4,900 chapters across 46 states, the District of Columbia, the American Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The work of FCCLA helps students and teachers focus on a variety of youth concerns, including parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, sustainability, nutrition and fitness, teen violence, and career preparation in four specific Career Pathways. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life—planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication—necessary in the home and workplace.