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San Diego Here We Come-- FCCLA Members Advance to Nationals

San Diego Here We Come! FCCLA Members Advance to Nationals
Posted on 06/14/2016
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“Get your blazers ready and prepare to put THE RED in red, white, and blue at the 2016 FCCLA National Leadership Conference this summer in San Diego, California, July 3-7.” This bold invitation comes from the National Executive Committee of the FCCLA. Shenandoah County Public Schools is proud to announce that FCCLA members  from five county schools qualified to advance to nationals. FCCLA members from Peter Muhlenberg Middle School, Signal Knob Middle School, and Strasburg High School will be among those sporting their red FCCLA blazers at nationals.  FCCLA members from Central High School and Triplett Tech qualified but are not able to attend.    

Family, Career and Community  Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national Career and Technical Student Organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education courses.  All  Shenandoah County  middle and secondary schools offer Family and Consumer classes and have active FCCLA Chapters.


“FCCLA is the only student organization with Family at the core,” said Holly Roberts, Central High School FCRaelyn Hamilton & Holly RobertsCLA

Adviser, “and I think that’s what makes it so special.  We’re not pulling students’ time away from their family for the sake of the activities but rather so that they will return to their families and strengthen them, which in turn strengthens our society and future generations in a culture where a strong family unit is so desperately needed.” (Photo: Holly Roberts is on the right, and Raelyn Hamilton is on the left. Both teachers are FCCLA advisers.) 


Advancement to the National FCCLA STAR Event Competition is based on performance at the state FCCLA Conference. Shenandoah County schools came away from the state conference as big winners.  


State Officers

*Haley Copeland, a senior at Strasburg High School, completed  her year as the Virginia  FCCLA State President.  Haley was the third consecutive state president from SHS.  She followed Laura Taylor and Alexis Mathias.  

*Michaela Amari,Strasburg High School sophomore, was elected as the 2016-2017 FCCLA State First Vice-President.  

*Jana Bowman, Signal Knob Middle School eighth grader, was elected FCCLA Vice-President  of Community Outreach.

 Heather and Haley Copeland
Heather Hiserman, FCCLA Adviser, and
Haley Copeland, SHS 2015-16 State FCCLA
President and SHS Senior, pause at this year's
state conference, for a photo high above the crowd. 
 State FCCLA Officers
FCCLA 2015-16 State FCCLA Officers perform
 at the 2016 conference.

FCCLA State OfficersState FCCLA 2016-17 officers

Botton photo: Virginia's FCCLA Executive Board includes two Shenandoah County students. Michaela Amari (Front row, second from left) Strasburg High School sophomore, is the 2016-17 State First Vice-President. Jana Bowman (Front row, first from left), an eighth grader at Signal Knob Middle School, is the 2016-17 Vice-President of Community Outreach. Top Photo: Michaela is first from left and Jana is third from right.

 


FCCLA Chapters were recognized with various awards including certificates for participation in the non-competitive FCCLA National Programs.   Individuals and teams competed in STAR events.  STAR -- Students Taking Action with Recognition -- are competitive events in which members are recognized for proficiency and achievement in chapter and individual projects, leaderships skills, and career preparation.


Schools reported these accolades from the State FCCLA Conference:


Peter Muhlenberg Middle School *Ashlee A. Sites, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher and FCCLA  Adviser

*Seven students attended the state conference.   Three students will advance to nationals.


National Chapter Recognition

*Peter Muhlenberg's FCCLA chapter will be recognized as the winner of the National Financial Fitness award at the National Leadership Conference in San Diego, California.


State Chapter Recognitions: *Gold Star Chapter *50+ Chapter Members Milestone Award *Award for Chapter increase of 20+ members *Certificates for participation in all seven National Programs:  Leadership Service in Action, Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety (FACTS), STOP the Violence, Career Connection, Families First, Student Body, Financial Fitness


STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events *Courtney France--National Programs in Action Event Junior, First Place.  Courtney will advance to National STAR Events competition.

*Heather Raley and Kaylin Jenkins,  Chapter in Review Portfolio Junior, First Place.  Heather and Kaylin will advance to National STAR Events competition.

*Aryana  Barb--Recycle and Redesign, silver medal

*Faith Dellinger and Faith Phillips--Chapter Service Project Display, silver medals

*Myrka Padron and Shannon Nicely--Focus on Children, silver medals

FCCLA PMMS
Courtney France and Heather Raley present
PMMS's chapter banner at the parade of banners.

 FCCLA PMMS
Faith Phillips accepts check of $100 for chapter
 membership increase of twenty or more.
 PMMS FCCLA
Myrka Padron (front, seated). From left to right:  Shannon Nicely, Ashlee Sites (Adviser-in back),
 Heather Raley, Faith Dellinger, Faith Phillips, Aryana Barb, Courtney France, and Kaylin Jenkins 


Signal Knob Middle School *Megan Hibner, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher and FCCLA Adviser

*Seven students attended state conference.  Six students will advance to national competition.


State Chapter Recognitions

*Award for Chapter increase of 20+ members *Certificate for participation in National Stop the Violence Program


STAR Events *Jackie Elbon and Jana Bowman--Chapter in Review Portfolio Junior, silver medals.

*Randi Ball, Amanda Overturf, and Kassidy Anderson-- Chapter Service Project Portfolio Junior,  gold and First Place. Randi, Amanda, and Kassidy will advance to National STAR Event competition.

*Seaira Warnell and Aubrey LeBlanc--Life Events Planning Junior, gold medals and Second Place.  Seaira and Aubrey will advance to the National STAR Event competition.

SKMS FCCLA
Kassidy Anderson, Randi Ball, and Amanda
 Overturf with the First Place trophy for their
 Chapter Service Project Portfolio Junior.
They will advance to the National STAR
Event competition.
 SKMS FCCLA
Signal Knob Middle School FCCLA members
 enjoy the FCCLA Opening Session.

Central High School *Holly Roberts, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher and FCCLA Adviser *Six students attended the State convention. One student qualified for national conference but is not able to attend. State Chapter Recognitions

*Certificates for participating in all national programs: Leadership Service in Action, Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety (FACTS), STOP the Violence, Career Connection, Families First, Student Body, Financial Fitness


Power of One

Gwyneth George--Power of One Completer

Star Events

*Nakayla Irvin--Job Interview, silver medal, Second Place. Nakayla qualified for the  National STAR Event Competition..

*Erika Thorpe and Gwyneth George--Chapter Service Project Display, silver medal

*Summer Sypolt, Alexis Huffman and Hannah Copp--Illustrated Talk, silver medal

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Nationals qualifier in the Job Interview category,
 Nakayla Irvin (CHS), poses with Triplett Adviser 
Raelyn Hamilton (left) and Central Advisor Holly Roberts (right) before the awards banquet and gala.
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Freshmen Summer Sypolt, Hannah Copp, and Alexis Huffman make their way to the Virginia Beach Convention Center to present their project on being a hero to fight bullying. The group  presened late last year to the SCPS school board to propose an amendment to the bullying policy that makes the language student-friendly. The proposal is still pending.

chs fccla Central High School FCCLA members who competed at state pose with their Adviser before the awards banquet and gala. From left: Mrs. Holly Roberts (Adviser), Nakayla Irvin, Gwyneth George, Erika Thorpe, Hannah Copp, Summer Sypolt, Alexis Huffman.


Strasburg HIgh School

*Heather Hiserman, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher and FCCLA  Adviser *Twenty-three students attended state conference.  Fourteen students will advance to national competition.

State Chapter Recognitions *Platinum Outstanding Chapter *Highest donating chapter to the Virginia FCCLA Foundation

*Certificates for participation in National Programs:   Student Body, Financial Fitness, FACTS (Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety), Career Connection, STOP the Violence, Families First, and Leadership Service in Action
Power of One

*Michaela Amari and Morgan Knave--Power of One Completers

STAR Events *Kara Bowman--Recycle and Redesign, silver medal

*Ivy Warnell, Breana Alsworth, and Rachel Palmer--Focus on Children, silver medals

*Michaela Amari, Allison Ritenour, and Hailey Carroll--National Programs in Action, gold medals

*Morgan Knave and Kristin Hamman--Environmental Ambassador, silver medals and Second Place.  Morgan and Kristin will advance to the  National STAR Event Competition.

*Kelsey Jenkins and Heather Knave--Chapter in Review Portfolio, silver medals and trophy (First Place). Kelsey and Heather will advance to National STAR Event competition.

*Abigail Murphy, Miley Hupp, and Isabel Davis, Chapter in Review Display, silver medals and trophy (First Place) .  Abigail, Miley, and  Isabel will advance to the National STAR Event Competition.

*Grace Dellinger and Savannah Pentz--LIfe Event Planning, silver medals and trophy (First Place).  Grace and Savannah will advance to the National STAR Event Competition.

*Ashleigh Hockman, Kiana Carter, and Grace Davis--Promote and Publicize FCCLA, gold medals and First Place.  Ashleigh, Kiana, and Grace will advance to the  National STAR Event Competition.

*Brooke Callaway and Rachel Funkhouser--Interpersonal Communications, silver medals and Second Place.  Brooke and Rachel will advance to the National Star Event Competition.

*Ashley Way--Advocacy, silver medal and Second Place.  Ashley will advance to the National Star Event Competition.


SHS FCCLA competitors
Grace Davis, Kiana Carter, and Ashleigh Hockman 
are dressed for their STAR Event competition,
 Promote and Publicize FCCLA.
They won first place and will compete in the
 National FCCLA STAR Event
.
SHS FCCLA members are part of group
 Strasburg High School FCCLA members
who attended State Leadership Conference
are prepared for the formal recognition
banquet.


Triplett Tech

*Raelyn Hamilton, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher and FCCLA  adviser *Three students attended state conference.  Three students qualified for the National competition but are not able to attend. State Chapter Recognitions

*New Chapter Award

*Public Relations Effort

*Certificates for participation in National Programs:   Student Body, Financial Fitness, FACTS (Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety), Career Connection, STOP the Violence, Families First, and Leadership Service in Action STAR Events *Bree Pifer--Life Event Planning, gold medal, Second Place.  Bree qualified for the National STAR Event competition.

*Amanda Getz and Felicity Ventura--National Programs in Action, gold medals, Second Place. Amanda and Felicity qualified for the  National STAR Event competition.

TT Bree Pifer
Bree Pifer placed second in the state and earned
 a gold medal in Life Event Planning.
Bree qualified to advance to the National STAR
 Event competition.  
 Felicity Ventura and Amanda Getz
Felicity Ventura and Amanda Getz earned a gold
 medal and placed second in the state with
 Their National Programs in Action presentation.
 They qualilfied to compete in the National STAR
 Event competition.
 

Congratulations, FCCLA Members and Advisers.


Best wishes in San Diego at the 2016 FCCLA National Leadership Conference!

Raelyn Hamilton and Holly Roberts