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FCCLA Regional Competition Yields 14 State Qualifiers

As February came to a close, so too did the regional round of competitions for the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) career technical student organization. Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools and Eastland Career Center served as a proud host for one of the two sites of this year’s regional competition. In addition to the honor of hosting, 14 Eastland-Fairfield Culinary Academy students qualified to compete at the state level while 22 placed in their respective events.

On February 19, the Region 3 competition began at Columbus State Community College and over the following weekend, Eastland Career Center welcomed a host of neighboring career technical schools and its students for the Career Development events. While results of the competition were released that afternoon, the decision of who qualified for state competition was not announced until Monday, March 14.

Below is a complete list of Eastland-Fairfield students and the results from their competition. Those that qualify for state competition will take part in their event at Columbus State’s Mitchell Hall on April 23, 2022. 

In addition, five juniors from the Culinary Arts Academy will be interviewing for regional or state executive council positions. Training is currently underway and interviews for those positions will follow on April 9. Those students are: Hallie Roberts (Amanda-Clearcreek), Bethany Engle (Canal Winchester), Debora Kawogo (Reynoldsburg-BELL), Javon McDonald (Pickerington North), and Zion Williams (Pickerington Central).

2022 FCCLA Regional Competition Results   (name, class, home school, event)


Daniella Rank (Sr., New Albany) - Culinary Math Management *

Kylie Eckert (Sr., Groveport Madison) - Product Development *

Brian Ziegler (Sr., Groveport Madison) - Product Development *

Abbie Heskett (Sr., Gahanna Lincoln) - Event Management *

Faith Horton (Sr., Pickerington North) - Leadership *

Maricsa De Jesus-Reyes (Jr., Groveport Madison) - Product Development *

Debora Kawogo (Jr., Reynoldsburg-BELL) - Product Development *


CJ Belhorn (Sr., Reynoldsburg-eSTEM) - Culinary Arts

Keenan Williams (Sr., Reynoldsburg-Encore) - Culinary Arts

Brooklyn Daye (Jr., Whitehall Yearling) - Culinary Arts

Lahna Nelson (Sr., New Albany) - Baking and Pastry *

Olivia Scheick (Sr., Reynoldsburg-HS2) - Sustainability Challenge *

Kayla Dietrick (Sr., Pickerington North) - Job Interview *

Makaiah McGaughy (Sr., Teays Valley) - Chapter Service Project Display *

Hallie Roberts (Jr., Amanda-Clearcreek) - Baking and Pastry *

Amarra Haines (Jr., Whitehall-Yearling) - Hospitality, Tourism, Recreation *

Javon McDonald (Jr., Pickerington North) - Interpersonal Communication *


Eric Johnson (Sr., Pickerington Central) - Culinary Arts

Brittany Tolentino (Jr., Reynoldsburg-eSTEM) - Culinary Arts

Sarah Lemay (Reynoldsburg-eSTEM) - Baking and Pastry

Bethany Engle (Canal Winchester) - Garde Manger

Devon Hohenberger (Reynoldsburg-Encore) - Garde Manger

* indicates the individual has qualified for state competition

For more information on the Eastland-Fairfield Culinary Arts Academy, please visit

FCCLA is a nonprofit student organization that equips members with real-world skills through Family and Consumer Sciences education by preparing members for careers through its four Career Pathways: Human Services, Hospitality and Tourism, Education and Training, and Visual Arts and Design. FCCLA members will strengthen skills, forge friendships, and make a positive difference in today’s world through participation in Competitive Events, serving in leadership positions, attending conferences across the nation, networking with youth leaders, and attaining essential college- and career-ready skills. FCCLA has more than 155,000 middle and high school members from 4,253 chapters across 47 state associations, including Puerto Rico.