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FCCLA Students Win Big at State Conference

FCCLA Students Advance to National Competition
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Shenandoah County Public Schools’ FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) students and FCCLA Chapters received numerous awards at the 2014 FCCLA State Leadership and Recognition Conference held in Virginia Beach, Virginia.   Thirteen groups of students received state level awards, earning them the right to compete at the National FCCLA Leadership Conference, which will be held July 6-10 in San Antonio, Texas. 

Alexis Mathias & Laura Taylor


Also, at Virginia’s state FCCLA Conference,
Alexis Mathias, a student at Strasburg High School, was elected to serve as the 2014-2015 Virginia FCCLA State President.   Strasburg High School is now the home of two consecutive FCCLA State presidents:  Laura Taylor (right in photo above)  and Alexis Mathias (left in photo above).   Laura Taylor is also a Virginia National Officer Candidate. 


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.  

 SHS logoHeather Hiserman is the FCCLA Advisor at Strasburg High School; she reported that sixteen members from the Strasburg High School FCCLA attended the state convention.   Strasburg High School’s Chapter was recognized as a Gold Level Outstanding Chapter and a Milestone 50 Chapter.  Certificates were awarded for participation in the following National Programs:  Leadership Service in Action, Families First, Financial Fitness, FACTS, Career Connection, and Student Body.  

Alexis Mathias, Nicole Killen, Dakota Funkhouser, and Kerigan Jenkins received Power of One Program Completer Awards.  

 Laura Taylor served as the 2013-2014 Virginia FCCLA State President at this meeting and was nominated as Virginia's National Officer Candidate. 

 Alexis Mathias was elected to serve as the 2014-2015 Virginia FCCLA State President.  Strasburg High School may now claim two consecutive FCCLA state presidents:  Laura Taylor and Alexis Mathias.  

The following Strasburg High School FCCLA members were awarded medals in STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events:

 Caroline Miller - Recycle and Redesign - Silver Medal

Kelsey Jenkins and Sarah Peer - Focus on Children - Silver Medals 

Kaitlin Trillhaase, Brooke Callaway, and Alexis Mathias - Illustrated Talk - Silver Medals and Second Place in Virginia, will advance to National competition 

Dakota Funkhouser and Alexis Mathias - Teach and Train - Gold Medals and Second Place in Virginia, will advance to National Competition 

Nicole Killen and Isabel Davis - Sports Nutrition - Gold Medals and Trophy, will advance to National competition 

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Haley Hupp, Miley Copeland, and Abigail Murphy - Chapter in Review Portfolio - Gold Medals and Trophy, will advance to National competition

Haley Garrett and Keely Zizzi
Haley Garrett and Keely Zizzi - Chapter in Review Display - Gold Medals and Trophy, will
advance to National competition. 


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Raelyn Hamilton is the FCCLA  Advisor at Central High School and reported that
ten members from the Central High School FCCLA attended the Conference.     Central High School’s Chapter was recognized as a Silver Level Outstanding Chapter and a Milestone 50 Chapter. Certificates were awarded for participation in the following National Programs:  Leadership Service in Action, Families First, FACTS, Career Connection, and Student Body.

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Central High School FCCLA students and advisors at state convention
 

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The following CHS FCCLA members were awarded medals in STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events:

 Danielle Barr and Mary Wakeman - Interior Design - Silver Medals and First Place in Virginia, will advance to National competition.

Tierra Scott, Kendra Coffey and Courtney Copp - Chapter in Review -   Silver Medals and Third Place in Virginia, will advance to National competition

Vanessa Tracy, Oakli Wright and Pureza Ortega - Life Event Planning - Gold Medals, Second Place in Virginia, will advance to National competition

 Natalie Batlle and Kayla Strother

Kyla Strother and Natalie Batlle - Illustrated Talk- Silver Medals


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"Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is an awesome student organization," said Emily Barnes, Signal Knob Middle School FCCLA Advisor. "Students involved in our program gain skills for life and are provided with unique opportunities to make a difference in their schools and communities."

"​​​Through FCCLA," she continued, "Some of my most quiet and shy students in class are now instilled with the self-confidence and public speaking skills to go to the state and national level and compete against other students. It is  pretty amazing to see these students evolve and mature into such great citizens and role models for their peers. At the state conference, FCCLA LOGO for conferenceI get just as nervous and emotional as the kids do waiting to hear their names and the school’s name announced to see if they placed and are able to move on. The pride that overtakes me as their adviser in those moments is powerful. When they advance to the National Leadership Conference, I know that I was able to help provide students with an opportunity that, for most, is once in a lifetime."




Emily Barnes  reported that s
eventeen students from the Signal Knob Middle School FCCLA attended the state Conference.  Signal Knob’s Chapter was recognized as an Outstanding Gold Level Chapter.  Signal Knob also received certificates for their participation in the following national programs:  Leadership Service in Action, Student Body, and Career Connection. 

Sixteen SKMS students participated in the STAR Events.

Jaqueline Elbon and Jana Bowman  - Sports Nutrition - Gold Medals and  Second Place in Virginia,  will advance to National competition

 Kara Bowman and Rachel Palmer - National Program in Action--Silver Medals

Kiana Carter and Ashleigh Hockman -  Promote and Publicize FCCLA - Silver Medals , Second Place in Virginia, will advance to National competition.

Ivy Warnell & Morgan Knave

Ivy Warnell and Morgan Knave  - Chapter Service Project Portfolio  - Gold Medals First Place in Virginia,  will advance  to  National competition

Grace Davis and Jamie Spiker  Chapter in Review Portfolio  - Gold Medals, Second Place in Virginia, will advance to National competition

Delainey Stickley, Jaden Alsberry, and Hannah Peer - Focus on Children - Silver Medals

Alivia Keatts - Career Investigation - Silver Medal

Kirstin Carroll - Life Event - Bronze Medal

Madison Shell - Recycle and Redesign - Silver Medal  

Michaela Amari successfully fulfilled her role as the Virginia FCCLA State Vice President of Public Relations at this Conference and throughout the entire school year. 

SCPS Logo  Congratulations, FCCLA students and advisors!