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Carver High rising senior wins third medal at FCCLA Conference 

Kionna Hooks Carver High rising senior Kionna Hooks has won her third straight medal at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference.

Hooks has attended each of the last three FCCLA National Leadership Conferences. During the 2015 conference in Washington, D.C., she won the silver medal in the Career Investigation event. At last year’s conference in San Diego, she won the gold medal in the entrepreneurship event.


This year, at the conference in Nashville, she won yet again, this time taking a silver medal in the Hospital, Tourism and Recreation event. She was one of more than 4,200 participants in that event.


Her project at this year’s conference involved using her knowledge of the hospitality, tourism and recreation industries and translating it into a realistic business. She researched existing businesses and developed a basic business plan, gathered client information and created a website to highlight the business.


Hooks, who is enrolled in Carver’s Hospitality and Tourism program, also completed the FCCLA Leadership Academy. While at the conference, she and other participants had the opportunity to attend leadership training, hear national speakers meet the National Executive Council and explore colleges and careers.