Pictured from left, Bridget Horner, Kings Senior, Gold Medal in Language and Literacy; Laney Buckelew, Kings Junior, Gold Medal in Specific Task Assessment; Kimi Reed, Fayettville/Perry Senior, Gold Medal in Specific Task Assessment; Emma Davis, Lebanon Senior, Gold Medal in Curriculum Unit Development; and Shyla Wallace, Little Miami Junior, Gold Medal in Specific Task Assessment. CONTRIBUTED

Q&A: As a high school senior, she’s already earning honors toward her goal of educating young students

Warren County Career Center Early Childhood Education students recently competed and scored Gold in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Regional Skill Event at Upper Valley Career Center on March 3. We spoke with senior Emma Davis to find out more about her achievement. Davis is an FCCLA member.

FCCLA is a national Career Technical Student Organization for students in consumer science and education programs. It offers students opportunities to develop leadership in their community and technical skills in their field of study.

This was a regional competition for FCCLA in Ohio. The students will find out on March 20 if they go on to the state competition.

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Q: Tell us about yourself?

A: I am a senior at the Warren County Career Center and my home school is Lebanon High School. At home I live with my mother, Annette Davis, and my father, Mike Davis, I also have one sister, Erika Davis. One thing that has been a huge part of my life is 4H. I was a member of 4H for nine years and some of the projects I did included shooting sports, chickens, ducks, market rabbits, and market goats.

Q: Tell us about your recent accomplishment, scoring Gold in the FCCLA Regional Skill Event?

A: There are 18 schools in our region. I competed against nine of those schools in front of two to three judges. The judges scored me based on a rubric, which assesses my display, presentation and documentation page. Scores are announced throughout the day, but you do not find out if you get to move on to the state competition until March 20.

Q: Where was the event held?

A: Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua, Ohio.

Q: Can you walk us through the process of what you had to do to obtain the Gold medal?

A: My project title is Curriculum Unit Development. For this project, I had to research a theme and then find eight activities to go with the theme I chose. Then, I had to prepare all the activities and bring them all into the Learning Lab Preschool and get picture evidence that I did my activities with children. After completing my activities with the children, I had to prepare my trifold board and presentation. Then, at competition, I had to set up and present it in front of a panel of judges.

Q: What does this accomplishment mean to you, personally?

A: To me this accomplishment means that I am achieving greatness in a career field that I am truly passionate about.

Q: What are some things you had to do to achieve it?

A: To achieve this I had to follow the rules and guidelines set by FCCLA for the Curriculum Unit Development project and complete all of my eight activities with children.

Q: What are you most proud of as far as being recognized for this event?

A: I am most proud of being able to say that I am a member of FCCLA, and I now know what I am capable of doing.

Q; What are some things you like to do when you’re not at school or work?

A: Some things I enjoy doing are playing with my animals at home, being outside, going on a nice drive, painting, and spending time with the people who mean the most to me.

Q: What kind of work do you enjoy doing and what are some of your goals?

A: I enjoy working with children. My future career goal is to be an elementary teacher, and eventually a principal.

Q: What are some of the greatest talents or skills that you have?

A: I am a very well-organized student. I have obtained a 3.87 GPA at the Warren County Career Center and I was also inducted into the National Technical Honor Society.

Q: Why do you want to be a leader in the community, and how is WCCC helping you to become the best you can be?

A: The Warren County Career Center has helped me become more of a leader in my community by helping me narrow down and decide what I want to do in my future.

Q: Anything else you’d like to share?

A: The Warren County Career Center is very proud to announce that the four other Early Childhood Education competitors who went to the FCCLA regional competition also received Gold ratings. We were all very excited to see that our hard work paid off.

Q: How can readers find out more about the Warren County Career Center?

A: The Warren County Career Center has a Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and a website. The website is www.Mywccc.org.

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