Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Greenville Career Tech Hospitality Students Bring Home State Honors

Eight Greenville Senior High School Hospitality students recently competed at the Ohio Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Leadership Conference skill event competition in Columbus, Ohio. Kelsey Brandenburg and Jessica Setser, juniors in the Greenville Hospitality Program earned a Gold rating and took home the 1st place state trophy in the Creative Banquet Table Design competition. In addition to their trophy, the students each earned a $6,000 scholarship to Sullivan University in Kentucky.

Also earning top honors at the competition were senior Ashley Bowers who earned a Silver rating and placed 2nd in the state. Senior Ashley Byerly and Junior Kayla Vanata earned a Silver rating in Hotel Linen Operations and placed 3rd in the state. The Meeting Event Setup Team of Senior Brandon Gilbert, Juniors Taylor Meyers and Kylie Vanata earned a Gold rating and placed 3rd in the state. Greenville Hospitality students earned a total of $26,000 in scholarship monies. The Hospitality program is a two-year career technical program at Greenville High School and students train in many facets of the Hospitality industry including guest room services, facility maintenance, linen technology and banquet catering and service. Through FCCLA, students have many opportunities to compete at the local, regional and state levels and also log numerous community service hours through the local organization.

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