ELIZABETHTOWN — Members of the Bladen County Board of Education recently recognized a West Bladen student who received a national award during the summer at the FCCLA National Conference.
Allie Marsh, now a sophomore at West Bladen, received a silver medal in the Life Event Planning category. An event is defined as any upcoming occasion that will bring changes and/or new experiences and accompanying financial challenges.
The title of Allie’s project was “Cheers to 16 Years!” — a birthday celebration. She compared local venues, DJ entertainment, food, and decorations to stay within a set budget.
In April, Marsh competed at the state level with “Cheers to 16 Years!” and also won a silver medal, qualifying her to compete at the national level. She was one of 3,600 students competing at the national level.
Marsh was presented her national medal at a recognition ceremony honoring all participants at the Washington, D.C., National Convention Center.
The West Bladen FCCLA advisors are Debra Kinlaw and Gail Marsh.
Valerie Newton is the public relations and information officer for Bladen County Schools.