By Ryan Barich, Executive News Editor

On April 4th, Prospect’s FCCLA club took 9 competitors to the state competition in Springfield, Illinois.

What separates this event from past trips to state was the historic performance by the Prospect team, as this was the first time in school history that each of the knights won a gold medal.

“They did the extensive work and did fantastic,” said FCCLA co-sponsor Marie Miller.

This showing took six months to prepare for because the chosen students had to begin work on their projects in early October.

The projects ranged in subjects from a presentation on how to help grade school students excel in class, to a speech on FCCLA by freshman Delany Nold that was described by judges as “outstanding”.

Nold wasn’t the only first time competitor. Junior Paige Glavan joined this year and presented a budgeted college visit to UCLA with fellow junior and first timer, Ashley Ziemianin.

For them, the weeks leading up to sectionals were filled with constant practices, revisions, and late night reworkings. The work paid off in the end as they finished with a score of 98.5 out of 100.

“I feel extremely accomplished,” Glavan said, “I was nervous the whole time, but it was a really enjoyable experience.”

The team looks forward to competing again in Anaheim, California for the national competition in July after  a record setting performance.

“The hard work paid off and it paid off in gold,” Miller said.