The Mt. Vernon High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter received the Gold Honor Chapter Award, 30/30 Membership Award, and Expand Your Horizons Award in state FCCLA events this year.
Receiving silver place medals in FCCLA Action Student Body was Olivia Spicer; Olivia’s program focused on healthy exercise programs for high school students. In the FCCLA Action Community Service category Carrie Bilyou, Destiny Huber, Emily Stephan, and Brooke Langlotz received a silver place medal. Their project was focused on the National American Tooth Fairy Initiative in which they collected dental hygiene products to distribute to children and families in the community. Receiving honorable mention for state projects in Early Childhood Learning Pac and Early Childhood Healthy Snacks was Adison Wooldrige. Adison’s project focused on creating lessons to use at preschools and teaching healthy eating to preschoolers. Congratulations to all the Mt. Vernon High School winners and participants.
More than 850 Indiana ProStart and FCCLA members, advisers, alumni, and guests from around Indiana gathered at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie, Indiana for the 2017 Indiana ProStart Invitational and FCCLA State Leadership Conference. Indiana FCCLA is a career and technical student organization that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education. ProStart is a nationwide program that unites the classroom and industry to develop the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice leaders.
More than 500 students from 63 schools participated in competitive events related to Family and Consumer Sciences. Events focus on three programmatic areas in Family and Consumer Sciences: foundational, leadership development and career preparation. Events include job interview, advocacy, teach and train, fashion design, hospitality, community service, and so much more. Students receiving a 1st place or 2nd place finish in each event have the opportunity to represent Indiana at the National FCCLA Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. National qualifiers are listed at www.infccla.org.