Two Buford High School students won first place at the national competition for the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America organization.  

Rising juniors Kathryn Sterritt and Abby Wood took first place in the Community Service Portfolio, level two competition, at the FCCLA national competition, which was held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The duo’s project was centered around the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the University of Georgia Miracle organization. Kathryn and Abby raised funds through smaller initiatives under the broad umbrella of CHOA and UGA Miracle. The girls had a hand in executing the annual Cookies and Cocoa 5K, selling Christmas ornaments, collecting donations at football games and a Just Dance marathon. The duo raised close to $10,000 through their efforts for CHOA and UGA Miracle.

“I am beyond proud of these young ladies,” said Jennifer Wood, BHS FCCLA advisor.  “This year, they worked incredibly hard to get corporate sponsors, help plan and organize the 5K and complete an extensive project and presentation covering it all during a pandemic. Kathryn and Abby are such hard workers and dedicated leaders.”

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