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Students challenge community, find sweet spot with candy canes

Mikayla King and Molli Lambert SILER CITY — Altruism abounds at Jordan-Matthews High School. It's where junior Molli Lambert and senior Mikayla King whipped up a real special treat they called "Candycane Challenge." It earned bronze medals for them in the category for displays for community-service projects during state-level competition for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) in early April in Greensboro.

Focusing on the multiple roles of family members, wage earners and community leaders, FCCLA members develop life skills through character development, creative thinking, critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge and career preparation.

“Candycane Challenge” placed fifth during SkillsUSA North Carolina Championships in Greensboro in April. The organization recognizes the state’s top five finishers. There are five SkillsUSA regions in North Carolina. King and Lambert finished first in the south-central region. 

SkillsUSA is a national partnership of students, teachers and those in the industry working to ensure a skilled American workforce by providing students with opportunities to gain personal skills, workplace skills and technical skills grounded in academics.

Molli Lambert (left) and Mikayla King earned bronze medals during state-level FCCLA competition in early April in Greensboro.

Published March 31, 2019