Marble Falls High School grad wins gold in national design competition
July 22, 2013, 6:00 pm by Emily Zendt
Marble Falls High Schoolgraduate Lupe Gomez took home the gold at the national Family Career and Community (FCCLA) recycle and redesign competition in Nashville, Tenn.with a two piece design complete with accessories made entirely of recycled materials.
"It was amazing, it was my first time traveling out of state and my first time on an airplane,” said Gomez.
Gomez won the region FCCLA recycle and redesign competition held in Dallasearlier this year, qualifying him for the national contest. He was accompanied by Dr. Kerri O’Connor, the school superintendent’s wife.
"I was thrilled to travel to Nashville with him and it was wonderful…It was amazing watching one of our students earn top honors in the Nationals competition,” said O’Connor
Gomez’ design is a white blouse and skirt, made of mulch bags and lined with a table cloth complete with hand-sewn sequins, a necklace, shoes and bag. More than 7,000 students competed in different division of the national competition
"I felt pretty proud that we were representing Texas,” said Gomez.
The entries are judged on design, creation, and a 10-minute presentation and question/answer session.
"It was kind of scary but the judges were really nice and I
made them laugh,” said Gomez.
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