Several MVHS students received top scores at the the "Family, Career and
Community Leaders of America" (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference. The following MVHS students received top scores to attend the National Leadership Conference in Washington DC in July: Kaylee Lyons and Alex Boulanger for Interpersonal Communications "Let's Talk"; Zach Boulanger and Aaron Eason for "Chapter in Review" display. Mt. Vernon also received the Gold Honor Chapter Award, which is the highest award a chapter can receive.
Additional STAR event participants receiving awards were: Mazie Bernard and Shelby Bernard - silver award for "Advocacy"; Peyton Scott - silver award for "Focus on Children"; Kevin Lyons - bronze award for "Sports Nutrition". In the Indiana State Event category, the award winners were: Zach Boulanger, Aaron Eason, and Kaylee Lyons - gold award for "Focus on the Basics"; Maddison Hahn - gold award for "Healthy Choices=Healthy Teens"; Ayden Millspaugh - gold award for "Early Childhood Healthy Snack"; Alexie Evans, Brooke Ford, Hailey Patton - gold award for "Beyond the Basics"; Kourtney Hancock - silver award for "Early Childhood Healthy Snack"; Badri Alvandhar and Mazie Bernard - silver award for "Beyond the Basics"; Alex Boulanger and Kaylee Lyons - silver award for "S.M.I.L.E."; Shelby Bernard - bronze award for "Early Childhood Learning PAC"; Kevin Lyons and Kaylee Lyons participation award for "ECO"; Peyton Scott - participation award for "Early Childhood Healthy Snack".
FCCLA is unique among youth organizations as its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only career and technical in-school student organization with family as its central focus. Participation in state programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers and communities.