At a state-level competition held March 26-28 in Wenatchee, seven students representing Lake Stevens High School qualified to compete at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Conference slated for San Antonio, Texas in July.
FCCLA is a youth leadership organization offered through Family and Consumer Sciences Education in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and overseas.
FCCLA is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only career and technical in-school student organization with family as its central focus. FCCLA participation helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers, and communities.
Specific areas of education and leadership within FCCLA include: financial literacy, parenting, nutrition and health, childhood obesity, bullying prevention family relationships and career preparation. The State Leadership Conference celebrates the members' accomplishments and provides a forum for demonstrating what has been learned in their Family and Consumer Sciences courses.
Results from the competition:
1st place in Focus on Children with a perfect score: Amanda Kristofferson and Larisa Kreft with their project "Be a Buddy, Not a Bully", teaching in the 1st and 5th grade classrooms about bullying and how to prevent it.
1st place in National Programs in Action also with a perfect 100 point score: Hannah Skinner and Sarah Bradley with the STAFF (Students Teaching About Financial Fitness) project teaching in 1st and 3rd grade classes about the value of a dollar and consumer clout.
2nd place in Advocacy: Stacey Van Dyke and Yvette Herrera with a project about the No Child Left Behind Act including the Big Viking, Little Viking program.
2nd place in Career Investigation: Katie Ellis who presented a 25 page portfolio investigating the Career of Fashion Designer/Buyer. Katie will also serve as the Washington State FCCLA President for the 2014-2015 school year.
Congratulations to the FCCLA students and their adviser, Kathy Hahn