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Dawson County High School club places fourth in national baking competition
From left to right, DCHS students Breeze Motte, Megan Dixon and Madison Middleton. The students took part in a statewide competition before advancing to nationals and taking fourth place. (Photo courtesy of Lori Grant)

Dawson County High School students and members of the DCHS Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) club recently competed in a statewide baking and pastry competition, winning and advancing to nationals, where they placed fourth. 

Lori Grant, FCCLA Advisor at DCHS, said that the competition was postponed indefinitely in March due to COVID-19. But in October, she received an email giving club members two days to learn a recipe and record a video of them successfully making the recipe to enter the state competition. 

Three students from the club, Breeze Motte, Megan Dixon and Madison Middleton, set to work learning the recipe for the competition and submitted the video for the statewide competition. 

“Shortly after submission, we received word that they had advanced to nationals for the entire state of Georgia,” Grant said. 

For nationals, the students had to learn four more recipes and made another video of themselves baking the recipes in the time limit. On Dec. 22, they learned that they had taken fourth place in the national competition. 

“It took a lot of organization, hard work and dedication from the three girls and all of their classroom teachers who allowed them to practice during school hours as they are all very busy with other extracurricular activities,” Grant said. “I am so excited and proud of them.”