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Eight Neligh-Oakdale FCCLA students have earned a trip the national FCCLA contest.
National qualifiers are Skylar Long, Emma Bixler, Jose Luna, Lesly Luna, Sadie Heckert, Aleesha Bergman, Meredith Wiseman and Hailey Bixler.
The results were announced Tuesday during the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln.
State STAR Results:
Skylar Long, state champion (gold), Teach and Train
Emma Bixler, state champion (gold), Sports Nutrition, Sr.
Jose Luna and Lesly Luna, state runner up (silver) Life Event Planning, Sr.
Sadie Heckert, state champion (gold), Illustrated Talk, Jr.
Aleesha Bergman and Meredith Wiseman, state runner up (silver), Chapter in Review Display, Sr.
Izzy Smidt, non-qualifying gold medal, NE Health and Wellness, Jr.
Hailey Bixler competed in an online event earlier this year and did not present at state; however, she was one of 15 in all of FCCLA who were selected for nationals. Her event is Chapter Website.
The national qualifiers will compete at the 2019 National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif., June 30-July 4