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Four shiny medals will be returning to Neligh soon as all of the FCCLA participants bring home hardware from their national competitions.
Four Neligh-Oakdale students qualified for and competed in the 2018 FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, June 28-July 2.
In her first trip to nationals, incoming freshman Mercedes Heckert earned first place in her event, chapter service portfolio - junior for a gold medal.
Twin sisters Emma and Hailey Bixler, who will be juniors this fall, competed in the interpersonal communication, senior division. The Bixler duo earned gold medals and second place in their category at nationals.
Incoming sophomore Aleesha Bergman placed 20th in the nation in life event planning - junior and earned a silver medal for her efforts.
Neligh-Oakdale FCCLA sponsor Kim Scarborough and Vicki Haddock traveled with the local participants.