Despite the challenges that this pandemic has created, our students continue to persevere and achieve. The Glen Rose Chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) has recently achieved huge accomplishments.
On Friday, March 13, Texas FCCLA made the difficult decision to cancel the State Leadership Conference that was to be held April 2-4. While we were saddened at the news, we understood it was the best course of action to keep our students and families safe at this time.
One of the events that was planned to take place during the State Leadership Conference was the running of state officers. Our very own, Caroline Davis, was announced to be an upcoming State Officer candidate for the 2020-2021 school year. Over the last week Caroline went through the officer election process. She first took a test, then had an interview with the Nominating Committee on Friday, April 3 where she was asked multiple questions about her leadership qualities and FCCLA facts. The state office worked diligently to ensure all areas of the process were done virtually to allow students to maintain the integrity of the process and remain safe while conducting the officer elections.
We are excited to announce that, once ratified, Caroline Davis will be next year’s State FCCLA Vice President of Programs where she will be an integral part of planning the state conference sessions, chair of the program committee and so much more.
For our state qualifying STAR Event participants, the decision was made to input the Region Leadership Conference scores for each team and use standard deviation to determine the top teams, which resulted in four of Glen Rose FCCLA teams to place in the top five.
The Glen Rose FCCLA teams that placed among the top five in State included:
4th Place: Sports Nutrition, Level 3 – Laney Whitefield
3rd Place: Chapter Service Project Display, Level 3 – Ashlynn Perry & Jordin Voss
3rd Place: Entrepreneurship, Level 2 – Kate Reedy; who was awarded a four-year $2,000 Scholarship offered from Johnson and Wales University
1st Place: Career Investigation, Level 1 – Wyatt Lawson; who qualified to represent Texas at the National Leadership Conference to be held in Washington D.C. July 5-10
Glen Rose FCCLA Chapter was awarded Gold in the Outstanding Chapter Award. Accomplishments were made in our chapter by implementing a membership promotion campaign, participating in Texas Membership Recruitment Week, holding monthly chapter meetings, using successful chapter operations, participating at the Region, State and National level, completing FCCLA National Programs, highlighting National FCCLA Week, informing our community about FCCLA through multiple media outlets, having advisor involvement outside of chapter duties, and other requirements outlined in the award application.
We are so proud of the hard work and dedication all of our members have put forth this year and are excited that they will continue to be recognized, regardless of COVID-19. Please join us in celebration for these outstanding students.
For questions about our local FCCLA Chapter or how you can support our students, please contact local advisors, Tayler Sullivan, at firstname.lastname@example.org (254) 898-3844 or Jill Lawson, at email@example.com (254) 898-3907 or check out: www.texasfccla.org or www.fcclainc.org.