Nick McWilliams reporting – Three Buckeye Career Center students received high marks at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference.

Held in Anaheim, California, the FCCLA conference recognizes students from across the country and puts them in leadership development opportunity situations.

The duo of Angel White from Indian Valley and Adrian Dotson from Garaway used a short skit, which focused on the issue of self-harm according to Public Relations Coordinator Shyanne Carroll.

She adds that the students impressed the judges and Buckeye staff with their presentation on a tough topic.

“These are things that are not really talked about, maybe, as much as they should be. And for 16, 17-year olds, to decide that that’s what they want to do their project on and they want to talk about these things, a lot of them personal things, in front of a group of their peers … that’s really hard to do.”

The pair earned gold medal marks in the Illustrated Talk division.

The other participant, Logan Kazelman from Dover, conducted a presentation, detailing the risks with teen vaping and preventing youths from taking up the habit, according to Carroll.

Kazelman earned silver for his work.

All three students are going into their senior year at Buckeye, and are in the Teaching Professions program.

Details about the program are available at www.BuckeyeCareerCenter.org.

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