Area high school graduates brought home gold medals earlier this month from the national conference of the Family, Career & Community Leaders of America in Nashville, Tenn.
Daisy Castillo, a June graduate of Golden Valley High School, received a gold medal in the competitive job interview category.
Merced High School graduate Amber DeAnda brought home a gold medal in the competitive event called Early Childhood.
Angela Waskiewicz, the FHA-HERO adviser at Golden Valley, said there were seven students competing from California, with Daisy and Amber the only ones to win gold medals.
Both students were members of FHA-HERO, the California affiliate of the national organization.