The Midvale Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America Chapter members participated in District Competition on February 3, 2017. Abigale Atnip, Bailey Whitener, and Morgan Gibbons participated in Focus on Children and received a gold award; Lauryn Mitchell and Josey Jones competed in Advocacy and received a silver award; Isabelle DeVries competed in Advocacy and received a silver award; and Madison Piper competed in Career Investigation and received a gold award. All the girls will be going to the 2017 FCCLA State Leadership Conference which will be held April 5th through the 7th. There, Isabelle will be singing the National Anthem as well as running for a FCCLA State Officer along with Madison who will also be running for a state office. Good job and good luck girls!
33 MHS Students and community members took the Food Safety Course on March 8th. The course was put on by Southwest District Health. The students taking the course did so as part of their participation in the school’s FCS program.
During Red Ribbon Week, FCCLA member Rileigh Whitener had the Washington County Sheriff’s Department provided both the elementary and secondary with an assembly on 10/26. A big THANK YOU to Jamie Loucks, the officers and their dogs!
Josey Jones and Lauryn Mitchell present their Beef Advocacy Project to the secondary students on Oct. 5th.
The girls had a poster contest, a bbq, guest speakers from Agri-Beef and Weiser River Cattlemen present. They followed the presentation up with an AG Days fun day that included roping, milk chugging contest, wheelbarrow races, and a hoe-down.
Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America
FCCLA is a national Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) that provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in FACS education. It is the only in-school national student organization with the family as its central core.
FCCLA is an integral part of FACS education and an essential element in a complete FACS program.
FCCLA positions young people to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to be strong family members, wage earners, and community leaders. It prepares leaders by empowering youth to address the real-life situations and issues that interest and concern them.
Engaged in meaningful, student-directed projects, FCCLA members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge, and career preparation. In the process, they learn cooperation, take responsibility, develop leadership, and give service.
Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2015, FCCLA has more than 200,000 members and over 5,500 chapters in 49 states as well as in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
FCCLA National Programs
FCCLA has eight national programs, which help youth to:
- Make a positive difference for themselves, their families and communities;
- Learn skills like communication, leadership, cooperation and sharing, coping with challenges, and taking responsibility for decisions and choices;
- Identify concerns, set goals, plan, act, and follow up;
- Use their enthusiasm, explore new ideas, and show that they care;
- Model good character
- Solve problems
- Foster positive relationships
- Manage conflict
- Build teams and involve community
- Educate peers