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Clay City students, principal win awards at state conference

Monday, March 28, 2005

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Clay City High School Principal Paul Sinders shakes the hand of Larissa Staley, the FCCLA President-Elect who nominated him for the award, Tuesday at the high school with FCCLA Advisor Connie Bailey.



During a recent Family, Caeer and Community Leaders of America state conference several Clay City students and their principal all won awards.

"Five students placed first in their events and will be traveling to San Diego, Calif. in July to compete on the National level," said FCCLA Advisor to Clay City High School students Connie Bailey.

The five students include Jennifer Dryer, William Bailey, Brittany Jonse, Larissa Staley and Jackie Sands.

The school's Principal, Paul Sinders, was also recognized with the outstanding administrator award during the March 10-12 conference at the Adam's Mark in Indianapolis.

"(He) was awarded the oustanding adminstrator award for his years of support to the organization, not only on the local level, but also on the district and state level," Bailey said.

FCCLA State President-Elect Staley nominated Sinders for the award.

"This is his last year teaching here and he's done such a great job with the FCCLA events," she said.

Sinders said, "This is a great honor considering all the schools in Indiana."

He said he wanted to thank Bailey.

"Under her leadership we've been fortunate to have many district officers as well as state officers," Sinders said.

Other students received medals during the March conference.

Gold medals went to Jennifer Dryer, William Bailey, Larissa Staley, Jackie Sands, Brittany Jones, Wes Powell, Chelsea Bryan and Amy Rissler.

A silver medal was awarded to Meghan Bass. Jennifer Alsip, Brooklyn Higar, Ben Powell, Katleen Albright and Kayleigh Allen all received bronze medals.

Brittany Clevenger and Britany Kirknam were awarded a bronze certificate for their state projects.

Bailey, who has been an educator at Clay City for 27 years, is glad Sinders was awared before his retirement, she said.

"It's long overdue," she said. "He deserves it."

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